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Old Shakey walkaround — Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, second of three

14 May 2014

Old Shakey walkaround — Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, second of three

47° 08′ 00″ N / 122° 29′ 00″ W

 

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II as its sits in Heritage Hill Air Park on Joint Base Lewis-McChord— photo by Joseph May

This is the second of a three post walkaround photo essay of this Douglas C-124 Globemaster II which is displayed in Heritage Hill Air Park. This air park is part of the McChord Air Museum and Heritage Hill Air Park and offers wide spaces around the aircraft which offer more photography angles than most exhibits are able to provide.

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

An interpretive view with a wide angle lens of this Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II is marked by its large box-like fuselage and clamshell doors, setting a standard that is common today — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

A close view of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II’s clamshell doors. note the fuselage window ports indicating the two interior decks — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II clamshell doors as well as nose landing gear — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

The rear elevator opening of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II where an elevator platform could be lowered or raised for bulk cargo operations (often the platform was removed so an interior hoist could directly move cargo) — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II’s rear elevator platform in its raised position — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II — photo by Joseph May

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II’s Number 3 Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major reciprocating engine (3800 hp/2834kW) — photo by Joseph May

Previously, Monday’s post began this photo essay and presents the written information on this aircraft — Friday’s post will complete the walkaround 🙂

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