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    Dakota modified as Wellington Bomber

    Does anyone have details of the C-47 Dakota that was modified to resemble a Wellington bomber for scenes in a Polish film about their involvement in the RAF during WW2?
    I remember reading about it in a British magazine in the 1970s but cannot remember anything else.

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    It was a Li-2, not a C-47. There was an article in Air Enthusiast of Feb, 1973. Aside from the non-airworthy mods (formers over the fuselage making it longer and wider, it was noted that the wider fuselage had channels for the props to spin since they didn't move the engines outboard.
    In the film, The Sky Raiders, the plane sinks in a lake, so presumably that where it still is.
    There was a thread on this topic a year or two ago, that should still be accessible.
    Last edited by J Boyle; 17th May 2017 at 15:49.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiqueaviation View Post
    Does anyone have details of the C-47 Dakota that was modified to resemble a Wellington bomber for scenes in a Polish film about their involvement in the RAF during WW2?
    I remember reading about it in a British magazine in the 1970s but cannot remember anything else.
    Czech. See here: http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php...get-pic-Forums

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    Interesting forum link in that link too... 😂

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    Images all dead but I did find this:
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    oh my
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    Many thanks for the speedy responses - much appreciated!

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    Thank you for the correction re the aircraft type - I was very much a schoolboy when I read it, and only vaguely remember the details.

    I thought it was a Polish film too - not Czech ........
    Last edited by antiqueaviation; 17th May 2017 at 16:29.

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    see the film here 5-36 you will see it on the ground, at the end you will see them crash it !!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6AkY1cDLcc

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