RAF Shawbury contains a large storage facility for the RAF with many hangars being air conditioned. This aircraft seems to have been moved away from those and I wonder if it was being readied for a return to service.
US serial 44-76603, to RAF in India as a Dakota IV, KN462, in March 1945. To Eagle Aviation as G-AMPT in 1952. Served with various airlines in Africa from 1953. Departed Malta on 7 March 1995 for Algiers under new Equatorial Guinea reg 3C-JJN, but returned with engine problems. Strangely received Bosnian reg T9-ABC, but did not fly again. Purchased for Malta Aviation Museum. Moved to Ta Qali in 2006.