Aircraft Photo of 42-6480 / 26480 | Douglas XC-53A Skytrooper | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #46642
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:42-6480
Alternate Serial:26480
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas XC-53A Skytrooper
C/n (msn):4932
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
 
Photo Date:1943
Photo from:RAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 46642
Photo Comment

This was the sole XC-53A, distinguished from the standard C-53 Skytrooper by experimental fitment of full-span slotted flaps. These are visible in this shot, extending almost to the wing tips. It was later converted back to standard C-53.

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