Dakota: The RNZAF's first transport aircraft calls it a day



Now in the process of being phased out from New Zealand military service, the Douglas C-47 Dakota is one of the last two relics of the Second World War to have continued in service with the RNZAF into the 1970's. With
34 years of continuous service to boast of (second only to the Harvard's 36 years), the Dakota goes into honourable retirement as the aeroplane that started off New Zealand's now-extensive military and civil air transport systems.

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