June 30, 2012
No hints, no clues, no cheating.
Posted by: Siergen at June 30, 2012 10:32 PM (PuIGa)
It is a Japanese L2D, a licensed and modified version of the DC-3/C-47.
Posted by: cxt217 at June 30, 2012 10:39 PM (8l8IK)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 30, 2012 11:18 PM (+rSRq)
However, I'm very curious as to how CXT knew the difference, as the only visible alteration that I could see between the C-47 and the L2D is in the tail... and you can't see that in this picture.
Posted by: Wonderduck at June 30, 2012 11:35 PM (C7o1W)
Posted by: Pete at June 30, 2012 11:42 PM (5OBKC)
Posted by: Wonderduck at June 30, 2012 11:54 PM (C7o1W)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 01, 2012 05:35 AM (+rSRq)
My 'logic' went as follows - the plane looked like a C-47, but something felt off about it AND the characters at the nose gave me a general location. It did not have the insignia of the Nationalists/KMT/ROC. The only other nation that operated C-47/DC-3 and variants in Asia that would be of interest was the Japanese, who had their own license to build their own version.
However, as Wonderduck noted, the most telling feature to determine whether it was a C-47/DC-3 or L2D is hidden by the angle of the photo. That would have been an immediate give-away.
Posted by: cxt217 at July 01, 2012 11:35 AM (8l8IK)
Also is Pete is correct about the extra windows in the cockpit. In retrospect, that was the first thing about the plane that made it look 'off' to me, though it took me a while to realize exactly what.
Posted by: cxt217 at July 01, 2012 11:38 AM (8l8IK)
Posted by: Pete at July 01, 2012 01:29 PM (5OBKC)
Posted by: Mauser at July 01, 2012 03:59 PM (cZPoz)
Posted by: Siergen at July 01, 2012 04:05 PM (PuIGa)
Posted by: cxt217 at July 02, 2012 01:09 PM (8l8IK)
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