Aircraft Photo of N7962C | Consolidated PB4Y-2/AT Super Privateer | Hawkins & Powers Aviation | AirHistory.net #682804
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N7962C
Fleet number:126
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated PB4Y/P4Y Privateer
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PB4Y/P4Y Privateer
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PB4Y-2/AT Super Privateer
C/n (msn):[ 59882 ]
Operator Titles:Hawkins & Powers Aviation
Location
City / Airport:Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright - Ladd Army AirfieldMap
Region / Country:Alaska, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: PAFB   IATA: FBK   Local: FBK   Other: -
 
Photo Date:July 1990
Photo by:David A. Montgomery
Photo ID: 682804
Photo Comment

On active duty for the Alaska summer wildfire season, at rest at Ladd Army Airfield, Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks as Hawkins & Powers contract fire tanker "126". Built in 1944 for the US Navy as PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber BuNo 59882. Transferred to the US Coast Guard around 1951 as a P4Y-2G. Became N7962C in 1959. Re-engined and further modified and upgraded to the more powerful Super Privateer air tanker configuration around 1974. Grounded for fire-fighting in July 2002 as a result of the structural failure of sister ship N7620C during an air attack.

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