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Post by asturwaffen » 12 Nov 2003 19:06

I think that this airplane is of post-war time but in the tail it takes the marks of the Condor Legion during Spanish Civil War. Black "X" in white bottom.
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Thanks, Asturwaffen

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Post by MadderCat » 12 Nov 2003 19:18

at first look I would say it's a spanish DC-3


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Post by Karwats » 12 Nov 2003 19:41

I agree it is a DC 3. My sources do not indicate that Spain had any prewar orders for DC3's so more than likely post war.

If you could enhance the number on the tail the pre-war civil registration for Spain was M-A or M-N,post war woul be EC-.

Venesuala and Mexico both ordered pre-war DC 3 's 4 and 3 respectively.

Hope this helps.

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Post by lidrob » 13 Nov 2003 10:57

Not a black X, it is the Saint Andrew Cross, it was used by nationalists

Ahora en nuestro idioma, no es una X negra, es la Cruz de San Andrés, usada como símbolo por los Nacionales.

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Post by gabriel pagliarani » 13 Nov 2003 11:35

C-47. A war-time version of DC-3. This kind of plane was effectively purchased by Spanish Air Force. Watch the echelon! The dome for stellar navigation was ordnance on C-47 even if used on some DC-2 and DC-3, but the short aerial-rod antenna VHF was ordnance only at the end of WW2. Till 1942-43 Allieds used principally UHF radios and long aerial wires from rod to the tail.

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