With an unpainted replacement rudder. This frame operated with more companies than we have room for here! It's flying days sadly came to an end when it was damaged beyond repair in an emergency landing near Berlin Schönefeld Airport (Germany) 19 Jun 2010 as D-CXXX.
This C-47 was built in 1944 and flew with the USAF as 44-76540 and participated in the 1947-49 Berlin Airlift. Due of the importance of this event for the City of Berlin it was acquired for sightseeing flights in 2000. Tragically the frame was written-off at SXF less than a week after this photo was taken after the left engine failed on take-off and the aircraft was unable to gain height. Fortunately the pilots could crash land in a field and all aboard survived.
Berlin's resident DC-3 is seen here with "Rosinenbomber" and "Berliner Flughäfen" titles, sharing the unique Templehof covered parking area with fellow Dakotas SE-CFP, G-AMPY and LN-WND to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. D-CXXX was formerly G-AMPZ so it is certainly not the first time she has sat alongside Air Atlantique sister-ship G-AMPY!
Ex KN442. Newly delivered from 12 MU to Speke for Starways, still wearing deleted RAF roundels and fin flash. Overhauled and sold in early 1953 to the first of a subsequent myriad of European airlines. Still extant.