63 Votes (4.83 Average) and 5,330 Views  

Douglas DC-3 (N272R)
/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

Douglas DC-3 (N272R)



Please log in or register to post a comment.

hal pushpak
The nose cone..
My first thought too - look at the nose..!!
serge LOTH
Funny nose??????
Bryan Nylander
Possibly has weather radar installed now.
Al Miller
The streamlining got to be worth a couple knots.
Fritz Cooper
272R was once owned by a friend of mine in Louisville, KY. The reason for the extended nose is that it was once used as a flying test bed for radar testing. May have been Bendix but I forget now. Also if I recall correctly the nose was modified from another aircraft but I’m forgetting what it was now. At my friend’s flying service it operated alongside two Connies, a Martin 202, Beech 18 and a number of smaller aircraft.
Dan Brink
Wouldnt it be a C-47? Look at the rear doors just aft of the wing. I could possibly be wrong. Its been known to happen. A LOT
Neil Klapthor
C-47 is the military designation for the DC-3.
a mentor
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.

Ergo, it is NOT a DC-3 but sure looks like it at first glance.
Harold Boerstler
The nose is like the EC-47D that the Air Force Communications Service used at Randolph AFB in 1962-63.
Is this plane still in service/operation today? When was it built? Looks like it's taken its share of usage over the years.
M Bodkin
Hard to believe that the DC-3 made its maiden flight on December 17, 1935. They remained in production until 1946. Truly a legendary aircraft.
Harold Boerstler
This type aircraft was used in the USAF at Randolph AFB in 1960-63 with Air Force Communications Service, as an AC47-D, later changed to EC47-D (Checking flight approach equipment at many bases (US and Europe)


Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.