Workhorse of the skies

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Lovely shot of one of my all time favourites - the Douglas DC3 Dakota - used to fly to the IOM in on with BEA in the 50s.Taken at a dull Southport airshow this September - Pentax K20D handheld with my nifty 75-300 FAJ - nice and light and little shake at the long end !
16/10/2009 - 17:52TOZZA27
Shutter Speed1/350
Focal Length200mm


Link Posted 16/10/2009 - 20:45
Lovely aircraft, nice profile capture if a little under exposed

Wasn't the the military transport version designated the C47?
Regards Huw



Link Posted 16/10/2009 - 23:10
C-47 Dakota

In July 1939, the C‑47 was on the drawing board. With war about to break out in Europe, Douglas was swamped with orders for the drawing board C‑47. As a stop gap measure, until the C-47 was flying, Douglas engineers modified the DC‑2. They assembled a DC‑2 fuselage to a DC‑3 tail, added more powerful engines and called it the C‑39.
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !
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