Warbirds in the Drug Trade

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  1. Conslaw

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    In the 1970's and 1980's there were fairly frequent stories in the news about WWII period aircraft being used for drug smuggling. e. I'm starting a thread to give a central place to post interesting stories and comments relating to this topic. One of the most popular models used to haul drugs was the A-26/B-26 Invader, popular because it was fast, had a long range with payload, and in those days was available at a price low enough to make it disposable. Drug Runner
     
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    Have not heard too much about this. I have heard that R6D's (DC-6 or C-118's) were being used for the drug trade, but not any warbirds. I recall an instance where a C-118 landed on a strip that was so short, the wings had to be removed to tow the plane out. Maybe someone else can contribute ?

    Where are you Joe ??

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    Surely a few C-47s were.
     
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    Interesting site - I do know for a while a drug runner's preferred ride was a twin commander.
     
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    When I started skydiving in 1981, the Elsinore Drop Zone had a seized drug runner DC3.
     
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