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R4D (Flight Line)

The R4D is the Naval version of the C-47 Skytrain/Gooney Bird.

This particular R4D, Que Sera Sera, was the first aircraft to land on the South Pole, on October 31, 1956. When I visited, it was still fitted with skis for landing on the snow.

When I visited, the R4D was outdoors, on the flight line, partially disassembled. The R4D has been restored and is now displayed indoors.

 
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