Curtiss C-46A Commando     YV-C-ARS             (c/n  422)


                                         Ex Military C-46s were used mainly in the cargo role (although several "non-sked" airlines
                                         operated them in the US in the late 1940s on cut-rate passenger services, until the FAA
                                         clamped down).    This one, a C-46A-60-CK (ex 43-47351) was civilianized as N92856
                                         for Riddle Airlines in the early 1950s.  My shot shows it as Long Beach in the late 1950s
                                         just after it had been sold to the Venezuelan cargo line RANSA (Rutas Aereas Nacionales,