In 1946 LOT received
half a dozen war surplus C-47s which were used on freight duties.
like SP-LCA seen above,
were left in camouflage for some time.
image is via the
Wydawnictwo Stratus collection in Poland. An
early C-47-DL (42-5673) it saw service in North
Africa and then went to Russia immediately after the was.
Like most of these LOT
DC-3s it was
sold to Iranian Airlines in the late 1950s, although
they were basically replaced by other DC-3s at
time. SP-LCA became EP-AED. It was later leased in the
Republic of the Congo as 9Q-AED
then saw service in Zaire as 9T-PIF. Some reports
it as returning to Iranair in 1963, but
Judging by the way these aircraft were used (abused?) in central Africa
those times, I doubt that Iranair
would want it