F-BFGC Douglas DC-3CS1C3G
Here's a very nice shot of an
Aigle Azur DC-3 from the Alan Scolefield collection taken at
Manchester/Ringway in 1953. Aigle Azur operated routes from
France to mainly North
Africa and also to Far East,
although clearly on that day it had been chartered to the UK.
This former RAF Dakota IV (KN609) is equipped with an auxiliary
Turbomeca Palas jet
center section to give thrust for taking off in hot and high airports
such as might
be found in North
Africa. It spent time with several Aigle Azur Divisions (Augle
Aigle Azure Extreme-Orient) before being sold to the French Air Force
(Armee de l'Air) as
76921. It was scrapped in the 1980s.