DFW    Wing

  • "R4D-5S"
  • "Warbirts On Parade"
  • "Hangar"
  • "R4D Tour"
  • "Jeep"
  • "Warbirtds On Parade"
  • "Jumpers Loading"
  • "L-5 Sentinel"
  • "BT-15 Valiant"
  • "PT-17 Stearman"

Douglas R4D

The Douglas R4D, C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators to the present day. The C-47 differed from the civilian DC-3 in numerous modifications, including being fitted with a cargo door, hoist attachment, and strengthened floor, along with a shortened tail cone for glider-towing shackles, and an astrodome in the cabin roof. During World War II, the armed forces of many countries used the C-47 and modified DC-3s for the transport of troops, cargo, and wounded. The U.S. Naval designation was R4D. More than 10,000 aircraft were produced in Long Beach and Santa Monica, California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Between March 1943 and August 1945 the Oklahoma City plant produced 5,354 C-47s. The DFW Wing's R4D-5 was used for special anti-submarine warfare

"Douglas R4D"