Historic Aircraft

Polmar, Norman
August 2009
Naval History;Aug2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p12
The article discusses the history of the Douglas DC-4 transport plane, described as a larger, simpler version of the DC-3. The four-engine aircraft went into production in 1939, and was designated the C-54 Skymaster by the U.S. Army for use in World War II; the Navy designated it R5D. Also discussed is its use during the Berlin (Germany) Blockade in 1948-1949, and in Vietnam by the Air Force in the early 1960s.


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