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 Douglas DC-3 and C-47 in Tunisia  

Location Aircraft reg C/N Co-ordinates Copy and paste into Google Earth or Google Maps Click for Google Maps image of airport Comments
  F-BAXZ 33236      


 C//N 33236



c/n 33236

Fortunately this Tunis Air, ex Air France DC-3, is wearing its registration on the nose. In this era many of the French African airlines were direct subsidiaries of Air France as their liveries clearly showed. This C-47B-DK was the former RAF Dakota IV, KN596. It was civilianized for Air France in 1946 and seconded to the fledgling Tunis Air in 1948. When Tunisia became independent it became TS-AXZ, whereupon the airline became known as Tunisair. This DC-3 was last seen derelict at Tunis in the 1970s.

 Text Eddie Coates

 Photograph: Eddie Coates collection


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