Douglas Dakota & DC-3 Profile Artwork

Douglas Dakota C-47 VH-ANH Ansett
After the end of the Second World War, there was a huge surplus of transport aircraft. Many of these were bought up by fledgling airlines and put to good use. Australian National Airlines and VH-ANH are a good example. This bird started life as a C-47 Dakota with the USAAF. It was transferred to the RAAF during the war and then went to Guinea Airways. It was then taken on by Australian National Airways, registered VH-ANH and named “Tullana”. At this time the original engines were swapped for Wright Cyclone 3s, ANA having bought a supply of surplus engines and cowls originally intended for Lockheed Hudsons. She now lives at Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin.

References:

  • Airliners in Australian Service. Volume 1. Eric Allen.
    Aerospace Publications. Isbn: 1 875671 14 5.

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