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Photo ID: 1011056
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Model: C-118A Liftmaster, DC-6A Registration: 5Y-BRP
Year: 1953? Serial Number: 44632, 53-3261
Engines: P&W R2800-CB-16 Owner: Relief Air, Africa
Location: Lokichoggio, Kenya Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Date: 2003, April Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 8/2/03 - A Douglas C-118A Liftmaster at Lokichoggio, in northern Kenya. It had been used in relief flying in Sudan and was being refurbished at the time of this photo. It looked like it was about ready to go except for a rudder. I'd sure like to be there for the first flight! Maybe I'll see it in operation next time I'm over there - - and maybe it'll look pretty much like this. "This is Africa!"

The C-118A is the U.S. Air Force version of the commercial, Douglas DC-6A. The Navy version was called the R6D-1. They have four P&W R2800-52W (CB-16, CB-17), water-alcohol injected engines of 2400 to 2500-hp each, depending on the grade of fuel that is used. Maximum gross take-off weight is 107,000-lb., and max landing weight 88,200-lb.

This C-118A is Douglas Construction Number 44632, Line Number 569, and USAF serial number of 53-3261. A January '83 FAA database shows it registered to Time Aviation Services in Sun Valley, CA, as N90444. Databases of September '89 and March '91 show it registered to Northern Pacific Transport of Anchorage, AK, still as N90444.

When 5Y-BRP was U.S. registered, Construction Number 44632 was used as the serial number. Interestingly, its mate 5Y-SJP, which has Construction Number 44635 and USAF S/N 53-3264, was U.S. registered under the 53-3264 number!
 

Photo ID: 1011057
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Notes: Those overhauled props and polished cowls look like action waiting to happen!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011058
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Notes: Sorry, but I get a bit "touched" by a shot like this. Some of these old birds were real airplanes!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011059
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Notes: Posing like a football play or wrestler showing his muscles and ready to take you on.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011060
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Notes: Forward cargo door, which swings up. This is a serious freighter!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011061
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Notes: Aft cargo doors. The front part swings forward and one would then drop a ladder down for personnel entrance/exit. The main part of the door swings upward.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011062
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Notes: 5Y-BRP at the back of the crowd at Loki. She deserves to be gracing the air and pleasing the eyes of people who know a real airplane when they see one.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
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