Aircraft Photo of NL-316 | Douglas C-54A Skymaster | Netherlands Government Air Transport |
Registration / Serial:"NL-316"
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54A Skymaster
Operator / Titles:Netherlands Government Air Transport
C/n (msn):7488
City / Airport:LelystadMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EHLE   IATA: LEY   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:13 January 2006
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 123098
Photo Comment

The clearest shot I ever got of this interesting exhibit at the Aviodrome. After WWII KLM boss Albert Plesman was quick to obtain a number of C-54s. Initially they operated as government aircraft, including wartime orange triangle military markings, until things normalised along the airline's route to the East Indies. This airframe is not the real NL-316 / PH-TCD, which was c/n 10312. Being repainted in KLM colours in 2019 to celebrate the airline's 100th anniversary.

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