Sprayer aircraft operated by the SkySpray division of United Heckathorn. This is one of the C-82s that operated agricultural spraying missions in Florida. This Packet crashed at Boca Raton, FL on 8 August 1956, only three months after this photo was taken. The other C-82 on the right is N4829V.
One of my early photos, taken in 1937, showing an early F3F from the initial production batch for the US Navy. In those Black and White photography days we always preferred a Number 10 striped plane because the black always looked best on the finished photo. Red (Number 1) would come out dark but never as dramatic.
Postwar production DC-4-1009 fresh out of overhaul and the paint shop on October 20, 1953 at Oakland. Ex California Eastern Airlines N228A. This and a few surplus C-54s had dark rectangles painted around its oval windows to make it look more modern. Taken with the Kodak 616 Monitor on Kodak Verichrome Pan film.
Not a pretty plane, but it's functional. It's an Australian crop duster design and in this photo you can see the spray bars. The photo was taken at Woodland, CA when this company demonstrator was on a sales tour. It was later registered N12PL.
Built as Ju 290A-4 and coded P1+PS. Converted as the Ju 290A-7 prototype (with nose turret) in July 1944. Seized at Paris-Orly airport, named "Alles Kaputt" by Watson's Whizzers, and flown to the USA in July 1945 where it received Foreign Equipment number FE-3400. The aircraft was scrapped at Wright Field in 1946.