Douglas DC-4 "Oil Bomber" Spray Plane at KCGI

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
68 years-old, and still working. This World War II DC-4 prepares to crank up and continue on it's journey to it's new base in Florida, where it will serve as an oil-dispersant spray plane.

An overnight visitor to our airport, this Douglas DC-4 spray plane is headed for Port Charlotte, Florida, where it will be based as a first assault on future oil spills in the Gulf.

Built as a cargo plane in 1943 for the U.S. Air Force, it is a veteran of the Berlin Air Lift, and has been featured on the series, "Ice Pilots".

Now, in Canadian registry, it is on lease as an "Oil Bomber", and can lay down a large volume of oil dispersant chemicals across oil spills.

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