Papua New Guinea Defence Force
use of the Douglas C-47B Dakota

in Papua New Guinea Defence Force Service

History

Four C-47B ex-RAAF aircraft donated by Australia and delivered from August 1975. Two more obtained 1981-1982. Used by the Air Transport squadron. Retired in 1988 and put into storage at Jackson Airort. Most later sold to civil operators.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P2-001 16361/33109 A65-100 Aug 1975 initially P65-100, wfu Dec 1992?, to VH-DNA 1994
P2-002 16129/32877 A65-84 11 Aug 1975 wfu Dec 1992, Preserved Port Moresby
P2-003 15193/26638 A65-67 Nov 1975 initially P65-003, wfu Dec 1992?, to VH-PTE Aug 1993
P2-004 15685/27130 A65-68 3 Jan 1976 initially P65-004, wfu Dec 1992?, to VH-ATO 1993
P2-005 14556/26001 A65-63 1981 wfu Aug 1987, to VH-PWN 1993
P2-006 15192/26637 A65-65 1982 w/o 18 Nov 1987 at Nadzab, Lae
?/33455 A65-122 1980 Ground Instructional Airframe at Igam Barracks, Preserved Lae Botanical Gardens


Pictures


C-47 P65-003 (photo, Greg Kozak)


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