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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Douglas C-47A Skytrain

In Panama Air Force Service

History

Used by the 1er Escuadrón de Transporte.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
201 10111 YV-C-AGI 17.1.1969 sold in 2.1984
202 n/a HP-11 1.1969 n/a
203 20236 43-15970 17.1.1970 sold in 10.1984
204 10267 42-24405 17.1.1970 sold as N58926


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

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To be added.

Douglas DC-6BF

In Panama Air Force Service

History

Used by the 1er Escuadrón de Transporte.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
401 43521 N6521C, LV-PXR 12.1970 sold as HP-641 in 1975


Pictures

None at present.

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References

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Other Sources

To be added.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

in Honduran Air Force Service

History

Used by the Escuadrón de Transporte.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
795 18382 43-17182, N95413 1958 wfu 1971
798 27318 44-9092, AN-BAE 1958 sold as N22504 in 4.1978
799 10815 42-72710, FAG800 n/a n/a, (D)


Pictures

None at present.

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References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

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To be added.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

in Honduran Air Force Service

History

Used by the Escuadrón de Transporte. Most of the survivors were reserialled in 1994 beginning with 301.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
300 12786 42-92931 12.1947 w/o 5.5.1957
301 6096 41-18690, N54075 9.1951 w/o 20.7.1977
302 11696 42-68769, N86593 9.1951 reserialled 321 (C-53D)
303 25746 43-48485 n/a n/a
304 12962 42-93089 1962 n/a
305 19426 42-100963 n/a n/a
306 13642 42-93701 n/a n/a
307 26765 43-49390 n/a Dump Toncontin
308 17035/34300 45-1032 n/a n/a
309 14533/25978 43-48717 n/a n/a
310 n/a n/a n/a n/a
311 n/a n/a n/a Dump Toncontin
312 n/a n/a n/a n/a
313 20839 43-16373 n/a crashed on 27.12.1979
314 20631 43-16165 n/a n/a, AC-47
315 14733/26178 43-48917 n/a n/a
316 n/a n/a n/a n/a
317 n/a n/a n/a n/a
318 n/a n/a n/a n/a
319 15096/26541 43-49280 n/a n/a
320 n/a n/a n/a n/a
321 11696 42-68769, FAH 302 n/a to HR-AIF
301 n/a n/a n/a n/a
302 n/a n/a n/a n/a
303 n/a n/a n/a n/a
304 n/a n/a n/a n/a
305 n/a n/a n/a n/a
306 n/a n/a n/a wfu Toncontin
307 33543 44-77211 n/a n/a
308 n/a n/a n/a wfu Toncontin (AC-47)


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None at present.

More Information

References

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Douglas C-118A Liftmaster

in Honduran Air Force Service

History

Used by the Escuadrón de Transporte.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
800 44642 53-3271 29.5.1975 to HR-AKZ in 1982


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Ian Carroll)

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To be added.

Douglas B-26C Invader

in Honduran Air Force Service

History

No unit allocation known.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
510 29197 44-35918, TI-1040P, HR-276, FAH276 1971 n/a


Pictures

None at present.

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References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

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To be added.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

in Uruguayan Air Force Service

History

Used by the Escuadrón Aéreo 3 (Transporte).


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
507 13823/25268 43-48007, FAU G4-507 15.12.1946 n/a
508(1) 19545 43-15079, FAU T-506 15.12.1946 sold as LV-ADD on 27.10.1950
508(2)/CX-BJD 20541 43-16075 4.9.1970 n/a
509/CX-BHO 13744 42-93793, FAU G4-509 18.5.1950 n/a
510(1) 19021 42-100558, FAU T-510 11.4.1950 preserved at Carrasco
510(2)/CX-BJG 25536 43-48275 9.11.1970 preserved at Carrasco
511(1) 19299 42-100838 4.12.1950 n/a
511(2)/CX-BJH 17114/34381 45-1111 9.11.1970 crashed on 12.2.1978
512 13947/25392 43-48131 22.11.1960 crashed on 1.8.1974
513 19617 43-15151 22.11.1960 n/a
514/CX-BKH 20604 43-16138, FAU T-514 6.9.1961 preserved at Carrasco
515 16022/32770 44-76438 9.12.1961 scrapped
516/CX-BHP 14163/25608 43-48347, RAF KJ824, KLu ZU-15, FAU T-516 1961 preserved at Carrasco
517 16663/33411 44-77079 6.4.1962 scrapped
518 14538/25983 43-48722 19.12.1962 scrapped
519/CX-BHQ 16683/33431 44-77099 19.12.1962 scrapped
520 15178/26623 43-49362 31.5.1963 scrapped
521/CX-BHR 19231 42-100768 1962 n/a
522(1) 25733 43-48472 29.7.1967 n/a
522(2) 15803/32551 44-76219 19.5.1971 crashed on 7.4.1972
523/CX-AQT 9216 42-23364, FAU T-523 19.5.1971 n/a
524 4471 41-18409, FAU T-524 19.5.1971 n/a


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Ian Carroll)

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To be added.

Douglas DC-8

in Paraguayan Air Force Service

History

Used by Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
ZP-CCH 46115 CF-TIX, C-FTIX 12.1984 sold as N825AX on 2.2.1995
ZP-CCR 46037 N8763, EC-DVB 18.1.1988 sold as N853AX in 2.1995
N8072U 45812   12.6.1991 leased until 1.6.1992 from United Airlines
N8079U 45947   20.9.1990 leased until 22.4.1993 from United Airlines
N810BN 45905 SE-DBF, N810BN, EC-214, EC-ELM 1990 leased in 1990 for some months
N8974U 46110   30.4.1990 n/a


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Douglas C-54 Skymaster

in Paraguayan Air Force Service

History

Used by the Grupo de Transporte Aéreo.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
n/a n/a n/a 1962 n/a
n/a n/a n/a 1962 n/a


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None available at present.

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