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 Post subject: The 747's Mommy?
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 7:54 pm 
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The famous Boeing isn't the only airplane with a hump:

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21 of these were built to ferry cars and passengers across the English channel (hence the name: Carvair) - none survive.


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Was that a HEAVILY modified C-54 or something?


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Yea.... I think it was originally a DC-7


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No, they were modified C-54s (DC-4s), with new vertical fins and rudders that resembled the DC-7's fin and rudder, but were scratch built to increase the vertical surface area since the hump blanked out much of that airflow.

Type "Carvair" into Google and you'll be amazed how much info there is on such an obscure airplane.


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actually, there is at least one surviver, Carvair #9. it might not be around any more but from what I gathered it was serving in texas. altho thats most likely old & out of date info.

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As of May 30, 2007 there was one left. The second to last one got fixed up and crashed the next day in Alaska. Story here...



http://www.oldwings.nl/content/n898at/n898at.htm


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They were good enough for Goldfinger to transport his car to Geneva:

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