FSX/FS2004 DDA Douglas C-54A-DC ZS-IPR. This aircraft was built a C-54A-5-DO Skymaster at Santa Monica, CA, for the USAAF. After WW2 struck off and converted to DC-4 standard. Having served various civil and military operators in the USA, Philippines, Thailand, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia from 1946 till 1981, the C-54A was bought by the South African Air Force on 23 April 1981 as 6906 in order to replace DC-4 6903. In 6906 was sold 1995 to Aero Air (Pty) Ltd. as ZS-IPR. Then bought in November 1996
by the Dutch Dakota Association for spares for its DC-4 PH-DDS. At that time it was the 3rd oldest airworthy C-54/DC-4. The white and blue 'livery' was only meant to ferry the aircraft safely over the troubled continent of Africa. It was kind of improvisation as at the moment the DDA people arrived in South Africa to collect the plane, it was still in the camouflage colours
of South Africa which isn't very practical if you have to fly across warzones. On 4 June 1997 this 'bunch of spares flying in perfect formation' arrived at Schiphol, where it was stored and dismantled. Since PH-DDS returned to South Africa, the C-54A is on display from 2003 as NGAT's
NL-316 at the Aviodrome, Lelystad. These are textures only. You will require Jens B. Kristensen's great Douglas DC-4 & C-54 (dc4_v21.zip) and Douglas DC-4 and C-54 freighters V2.1 (dc4cgv21.zip). Original textures by Jens B. Kristensen. Repaints by Maarten Brouwer.
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