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Douglas C-47A Dakota III

Price: $395,000 USD

Dakota III KG400 is a true D-Day and Operation Market Garden Veteran

Aircraft Information

Restored to perfection over the past 20 years by its current owners and with no expense spared and currently undergoing a bare metal strip down and seal. 

Build date: 1943, MSN manufactures serial number 12435 to USAAF Feb 3, 1944 and issued USAAF serial number 42 92615.  

To RAF as Dakota III KG400 at RAF Montreal Feb 8, 1944. flown to RAF in UK Feb 28, 1944.  233 Squadron RAF Mar 1, 1944.  435 Squadron RAF Sep 13, 1945.  233 Squadron RAF.

Returned to the Canadian government in April 16, 1946.  To RCAF July 20, 1946 as KG400.  

N6680 Priority Air Tpt System, Redwood City, CA US August 1968   World Weather Inc, Midland, TX US June 1970  CF-CTB N Canada Air Ltd March 1972  C-FCTB Reregistered 1977, TG-AMA Aviateca 6 November 1979 – Nov 1980.

Current registration: YS -347E, El Salvador.

Dakota III KG400 is a true D-Day and Operation Market Garden Veteran.

In early 1944 and on its return to the UK No. 233 Squadron was equipped with Douglas Dakotas for use with airborne forces, as part of RAF Transport Command. A company of paratroops from the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was attached to the squadron to aid in its few months of training, On D-Day there were thirty Dakotas from No. 233, and a few Ansons. Of the Dakotas on the first lift, six were used to tow gliders, the remainder carried troops from the 3rd Parachute Brigade. Later in the day the squadron flew twenty-one supply flights, losing four aircraft. After flying evacuation missions from the beachhead, No. 233 flew thirty-seven sorties during the Arnhem airlift during its first few days. Thirty-five re-supply sorties followed in which the squadron lost three aircraft.

Restored to perfection. 

Airframe: Total flight hours – 14,975 hours. No service life limit. No major damage has been recorded. 

Engines: 2x Pratt-Whitney R-1830-92, 1,200 hp each, time between overhaul – 1,600 hours, time since overhaul 59 hrs/50 hrs (left/right).

Propellers: automatic Hamilton Standard Hydromatic 23E50, time between overhaul – 2,000 hours. Time since overhaul  58 hrs/ 45 hrs (left/right).


  • 2 x Dynon EFIS-D100 w/HSI
  • 2 x Collins VHF -251 Comms
  • 2 x Collins VIR – 351 Navs
  • 1 x Bendix KT76A transponder
  • 1 x PMA – 6000C Audio Panel
  • 1 x Ir Gizmos w/Garmin 396 GPS
  • 1 X Mounting rack for Garmin 796 GPS
  • 1 X Chronometer/ Flight Time/ Clock
  • 2 x C-47 Turbine Yokes
  • 2 x Map Lights
  • 2 x Soderberg cockpit lights
  • 2 x fans
  • 1 x Vertical compass
  • 1 x 28v – 110v inverter
  • 1 x oil shut off valve
  • New wooden floor throughout
  • 2 x 3 seater sofa with safety belts
  • 7 x single seat 1st Class seats
  • Gallery wooden furniture with sink and water
  • Suitcase storage in wooden closet
  • Toilet with sink
  • 2 x 20 gallon alum fresh water tanks for galley and toilet
  • 2 x 20 gallon grey water tanks for galley and toilet
  • 2 x Jacobsco water pumps for galley and toilet
  • Control Locks
  • New main gear tires
  • New tailwheel tire
  • New Gill G-88 batteries
  • Tow bar

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