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 Post subject: Re: C-47 TP "Turbo Dak"
PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012, 15:34 
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Anybody have pics of 6840 in the maritime cammo with the Castle & Eagle roundel ... [-o< :D

All my pics are from 2003 onwards, & by then the roundel was painted over, prior to her being re-sprayed in the all grey scheme.

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 Post subject: Re: C-47 TP "Turbo Dak"
PostPosted: 30 Dec 2012, 14:34 
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Some progress on 6840 in the maritime scheme, as seen at AFB Ysterplaat in 2004.

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Kremlin wrote:
Some progress on 6840 in the maritime scheme, as seen at AFB Ysterplaat in 2004.

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Excellent work Kremlin, if memory serves all daks were painted in this scheme, at least the 4 I had a hand in builing.


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sakkieg wrote:
...Excellent work Kremlin, if memory serves all daks were painted in this scheme, at least the 4 I had a hand in building...
WOW .. Awesome sakkieg =D> =D> :mrgreen:

Which four & how were you involved with them ?

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Kremlin wrote:
WOW .. Awesome sakkieg =D> =D> :mrgreen:

Which four & how were you involved with them ?


Hi Kremlin,

I was an aircraft electrician in the SAAF. I was involved in bringing ZS-MRR and ZS-MRS up to the same standard as the rest of the fleet (If memory serves they were the first conversions). This was somewhere in '92/'93. Then 6855 from a shell to completion and finally 6882 the 1st maritime dak. But I left before that one was completed.


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sakkieg wrote:
I was an aircraft electrician in the SAAF. I was involved in bringing ZS-MRR and ZS-MRS up to the same standard as the rest of the fleet (If memory serves they were the first conversions). This was somewhere in '92/'93. Then 6855 from a shell to completion and finally 6882 the 1st maritime dak. But I left before that one was completed.
Stunning to have been involved with such an iconic aircraft & project !!! Was this at Ysterplaat or Snake Valley ?

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Kremlin wrote:
Stunning to have been involved with such an iconic aircraft & project !!! Was this at Ysterplaat or Snake Valley ?


I was based at snake valley, I still miss the work but not the pay.


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That was/is the Defence Forces biggest issue regarding technical training. Provide excellent training, turn out really good tech's who get offered better pay in civvy street and another good the lost!


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Got any pics from those days sakkie ? They should be fascinating to see. :-) ....


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Kremlin wrote:
Got any pics from those days sakkie ? They should be fascinating to see. :-) ....


Unfotunately not, we were not really allow to take any and my mindset at that time was not what it is now, regret always comes too late.


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sakkieg wrote:

Unfotunately not, we were not really allow to take any and my mindset at that time was not what it is now, regret always comes too late.
Uncle PW & Sons was unfortunately not camera friendly ... Ai ai ai ... all those missed opportunities we had .. :-(


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Two years ago today.

RIP.

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Nice work, Brent ..... sad memories.


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After the Dakota 80, I realised that I had not yet done the 70 & 75 aircraft ... so here they are :D

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C47TP, #6825, 35 squadron, 2005, "Dakota70".

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C47TP, #6852, 35 squadron, 2010, "Dakota75".

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C47TP, #6885, 35 squadron, 2015, "Dakota80".

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