(Volpar) N9823Z (c/n AF-185)
In the early 1960s, Volpar Inc of Los Angeles began making
these tricycle grear conversions of
Twin Beech. This aircraft was previously a 1951 model C-45G,
USAF serial 51-11628.
These mod were so successful that
Beech themselves staring building/converting them. The CIA
I mean Air America) was a large user of these modified Beech machines
in Viet Nam.
in the event, this particular one (despite its "Z" registration) went
to Africa with French
Overseas registration F-OBYL. It later wound up in Gabon (where
it was written off) as TR-LKO.