This Aéronautique Navale C-47 had been withdrawn from use by the mid 1980s, and was preserved at Nimes-Garons by 1986. It is seen here 23 years later, on display along the D42 road on the northwest side of the airbase in great early evening light. But it is no longer there. In early May 2010 the aircraft was dismantled and trucked off to Lorient airbase, where it arrived on May 6th. Following some restoration work and a repaint it had been placed on display at the base by September 2010.
An interesting Beech 1900 without titles but carrying a French roundel on the fin. This aircraft was operated by Twin Jet for the Police aux Frontières using Sécurité Civile pilots. Apologies for the fence.