Aircraft Photo of VH-SBL | Douglas C-47A Skytrain | Dakota National Air | #43770
Registration / Serial:VH-SBL
Other Marks:03
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12056
Operator / Titles:Dakota National Air
Aircraft Name:Captain Jack Curtis
City / Airport:Melbourne - EssendonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMEN   IATA: MEB   Local: YMEN   Other: -
Photo Date:2 February 2006
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 43770
Photo Comment

'Captain Jack Curtis' This aircraft was built as a C-47A-1-DK with USAAF serial 42-92274 but was delivered to the RAAF as A65-29. Post-war it became VH-TAE with TAA, before going to their New Guinea 'Sunbird' services as VH-SBL. It went to Air Niugini in 1973 and became P2-SBL the following year (later P2-ANR). In 1992 it returned to the Australian Register as VH-SBL.

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