PB4Y-2G Privateer N7682C
Both my images of Privateers show them just
as they were released from the US Navy, i.e. not
in full civlian garb.
These aircraft were operated by Hawkins and Powers Aviation out of
fire fighting duties. The above aircraft was ex BuAer 66261
(the "last three" still
appears on the nose). Bits and pieces from N2870G (BuAer
66304) were later used in a rebuild
The aircraft below was N6816D, also later operated
by Hawkins and Powers. It was lost in 1972
when the aircraft caught fire in flight whilst doing
water drops. Fortunately the crew escaped injury,
was a write off.