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Curtiss C-46 Commando

The last flying (according to the attending crew) Curtiss C-46 Commando made an appearance at the 2014 Winston-Salem Airshow. It looks like a bloated C-47 Skytrain. They were only asking for a $3 donation to look around inside, which is a shame since other aircraft like the C-54 were fetching $5 or more. When costs for keeping it airworthy and touring run the in neighborhood of $3,000 to $5,000 per hour, it takes a lot of visitors to pay the bill. Of all the worthless garbage the government wastes money on (both human and otherwise), letting these relics of our past disappear is shameful.

I took some pictures for the benefit of some scale modeler who might be searching for documentation. My el-cheapo little Kodak pocket camera doesn't take the best of pictures, but these turned out pretty well. Enjoy.

Curtiss C-46 Commando at 2014 Winston-Salem Airshow - Airplanes and Rockets

Curtiss C-46 Commando at 2014 Winston-Salem Airshow

 

C-46 Commando Empennage - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Empennage


C-46 Commando Pilot Seat - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Pilot Seat


C-46 Commando Picture Bulkhead - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Picture Bulkhead
C-46 Commando Starboard Nacelle - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Starboard Nacelle


C-46 Commando COpilot Seat - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Copilot Seat


C-46 Commando Jump Seats - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Jump Seats
C-46 Commando Port Wing - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Port Wing


C-46 Commando Cargo Bay - Airplanes and Rockets
C-46 Cargo Bay

 

 

 

Posted October 18, 2014

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