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Does anyone know what kind of plane this is?
personal photo ^ | 12/7/2017 | Beowulf9

Posted on 12/07/2017 11:51:02 AM PST by Beowulf9

This plane passed over my house today. It flew low and looks like an old time plane. I'm thinking it has something to do with Pearl Harbor Day?

I heard it as it passed over, flying pretty low. Had an old time motor sound and so I ran out to see what kind of plane it was, bringing my camera as I did. Snapped the shot as it was flying over my neighbors yard. Wish I had caught it over my own yard, would've been a better shot.

Anyway going to ask if anyone out there recognizes this type of plane.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aerospace; c47; c47skytrain; dc3; gooneybird; pearlharborday; plane
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1 posted on 12/07/2017 11:51:02 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
C47 Skytrain

Military version of the DC-3

2 posted on 12/07/2017 11:52:04 AM PST by Haiku Guy (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Beowulf9
C-47

Military version of DC-3 with wide cargo door.

3 posted on 12/07/2017 11:52:27 AM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: Beowulf9

Wow. Looks like an old WWI vintage Douglas DC-3.


4 posted on 12/07/2017 11:52:43 AM PST by Flick Lives (The FBI is a corrupt partisan organization)
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To: Beowulf9
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looks like a DC3 or derivative thereof.
5 posted on 12/07/2017 11:52:56 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Flick Lives

make that WWII not WW1 !!


6 posted on 12/07/2017 11:53:09 AM PST by Flick Lives (The FBI is a corrupt partisan organization)
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To: Beowulf9
"It flew low and looks like an old time plane."

Old-timey plane.

7 posted on 12/07/2017 11:53:09 AM PST by bar sin·is·ter (Climate Scientology - another example of science fiction morphing into a religious cult)
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To: Beowulf9
DC-3


8 posted on 12/07/2017 11:53:23 AM PST by C210N (It is easier to fool the people than convince them that they have been fooled)
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To: Beowulf9

DC-3 (civil) C-47 (Military) Made by Douglas
I’ve flown one for 4 years in a cargo outfit


9 posted on 12/07/2017 11:53:32 AM PST by Robe (A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Beowulf9

You heard those big radial engines, which have a very characteristic sound.

It’s a beauty!


10 posted on 12/07/2017 11:53:48 AM PST by Haiku Guy (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Beowulf9

An air plane, I think.


11 posted on 12/07/2017 11:54:15 AM PST by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Beowulf9

Gooney Bird, TailDragger..................


12 posted on 12/07/2017 11:54:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Beowulf9

DC-2 or 3?


13 posted on 12/07/2017 11:55:26 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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Wow! That was fast!

So it WAS connected to Pearl Harbor!

Thank you! :)

So nice a way to remember those brave men on that day so long ago, honoring those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. Military and naval forces in Hawaii.

https://www.pacificaviationmuseum.org/pearl-harbor-blog/douglas-c-47dc-3-cheeky-charlie-7/


14 posted on 12/07/2017 11:56:18 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

If you have a more pixel’ed picture where you can read the tail number, you can look it up on the public FAA aircraft database. You can then discern who owns it, type, and lots of other info.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 11:56:26 AM PST by C210N (It is easier to fool the people than convince them that they have been fooled)
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To: Red Badger

Several have been restored, primarily by the CAF. Workhorse of WWII and post WWII airlines.


16 posted on 12/07/2017 11:56:28 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: Beowulf9
Probably a DC3 or C-47 in military nomenclature. The swept wings are the key.
17 posted on 12/07/2017 11:58:19 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: Beowulf9

The US Army
Knew good thing when they saw it
Kept the DC-3

But they could not use
The Douglas designation
So C47


18 posted on 12/07/2017 11:58:49 AM PST by Haiku Guy (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: rstrahan

There even was a SOVIET VERSION!...................We gave them the plans so they could build their own during WWII.................


19 posted on 12/07/2017 12:02:13 PM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Beowulf9; All

DC-3, one of THE BEST airworthy USA planes EVER made...
(along with the A-10 Warthog Brrrrp ;n)

amaze - The DC-3 Hangar
www.douglasdc3.com/amaze/amaze.htm
Incredible Amazing Facts about the DC-3 ... In World War II, a Japanese kamikaze pilot tried to shoot one down, then, unable to do so, rammed it. ... A C- 47 ran out of fuel with all its crew bailing out, only to learn later that the aircraft had landed gently all by itself in a meadow several miles from were the crew had deserted ...
DC-3 Flies Itself - Douglas DC3, Dakota, C47, R4D, DC1, DC2 A/C ...

www.dc3history.org/dc3fliesitself.html
The plane they say has the knack of anticipating pilot errors and compensating for those mistakes. Some insist it can fly by itself. In 1957, a USAF DC-3 ran out of gas over Missouri. Everyone bailed out and made it to the ground safely. The DC- 3 glided over the horizon and made a perfect, unassisted landing in a cornfield.


20 posted on 12/07/2017 12:02:53 PM PST by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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