Douglas R4D-8/C-117D Super Gooney.  9780984611485

Douglas R4D-8/C-117D Super Gooney.

Product code 9780984611485

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Series Naval Fighters Number 95

Publisher/Brand Ginter

Author Tommy H. Thomason

Format a4

No. Pages 135

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory US » US Prop Aircraft

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Product description

15-color and over 300 b&w photos and text cover its usage as a transport, VIP carrier, station hack, a trainer with VT-29, and its usage in Antarctica with VX-6 from 1952 into the 1980s. The DC-3S was a Douglas venture to add capability and life to the post war fleet of surplus DC-3s, C-47s and R4Ds. It was an remanufactured aircraft with a stretched fuselage, new taller and wider tail group, new square tip outer wings, larger engines and fully enclosed main gear housings. It did not find favor with the airlines which instead turned to Convairs and Martins, but found a home in the Navy and Marines. 96 aircraft were eventually re-manufactured as R4D-8s and 4 as R4D-8Zs



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