Camarillo's latest arrival

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  1. evangilder

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    The American Aeronautical Foundation, owners of the B-25 "Executive Sweet" have acquired and finally received a C-47 Skytrain. This is another of the former Israeli C-47s that have about 60 years of military service! From WWII to Belgium, France and Israel, these aircraft have had one heck of a service life. This one is a C-47B, SN: 43-49531. For it's age, it looks to be in fantastic shape!
     

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    Very nice. Do you know what kind, if any, restoration process it's going to go through?
     
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    Damn!.. that looks in great shape, excellent pics thats for sure...
     
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    I'm not sure how involved the restoration is going to be, but they flew it down from Canada, and said that the oil burn rate was excellent and it ran like a champ. I am guessing they will be redoing the inside and probably a new paint scheme. Since I am in Camarillo often, I can keep tabs on the progress of this one.
     
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    60 years old and those Pratt and Whitney engines are still running great!!!! Now that's a testament to craftmanship and good mechanics.
     
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    Very cool Eric, looking forward to the progress pics.
     
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    Great pics and great news! I just love the 'Dak', maybe it's something to do with it being the first aircraft I ever flew in, but I could stand (actually, sit these days, hurts too much to stand!) and stare at one all day. When I think, as a youngster visiting my local airport, I used to take them for granted, to an extent, when most of them were ex-military with WW2 service records!
     
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    Very cool, keep us posted on any updates.
     
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