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IC46 Commando

Discussion in 'Allied Aviation Of WWII' started by Prospero Quevedo, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Prospero Quevedo

    Prospero Quevedo Active Member

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    I read the army really wanted more C46s over the, C47 because it could carry a lot more. Douglas was cranking out C47s like crazy but Curtis couldn't come close to match production. One of the reasons was while Boeing and Douglas took government loans to expand Curtis company wouldn't, when asked why an executive supposedly said that they didn't want to become a huge company that would have to layoff thousands at the end of the war. I just think the management staff at Curtis were messed up. I believe they were accused of mismanagement during the war causing production delays. Whatever I was surprised that many surviving C46s were still serving as military transports well into the 1970s. Curtis built like almost 3200 while Douglas build over ten thousand C47s. I like the look of the commando want to build one for Burma operations and maybe another but do some surgery and make a C46E.
     

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