During the Cold War this Beaver served with the Berlin Brigade Aviation Detachment in West Germany, and was used to patrol the Berlin Wall. In this photo the blue Berlin Brigade badge can be seen on the fuselage. This brigade was the last US Army unit worldwide to use the Beaver.
It is no exaggeration to say that the modest and unassuming DHC-2 is one aircraft type that deserves to be labelled as 'great'. The USAF flew more than 200 of the military U-6 variant for Medevac, courier service, passenger transport, light cargo, reconnaissance, rescue and aerial photography missions, the type even saw service in both the Korean and Southeast Asia Wars. This example is now on display at the National Museum of the USAF.
During the 75th anniversary airshow of the RNlAF many museum aircraft were put on the static. This Beaver had not yet been airworthy again, so it a static one. In the background is a unique Fokker S-14 trainer.
Delivered new in 09.52 to U.S. Air Force as L-20A 51-16561. Transferred to US Navy as 150191 and for many years flew with the Naval Test Pilot School at Paxutent River, operated in a utility role including glider towing.