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Douglas DC-3 (turbine) (N167BT) - Approach into Rothera Antarctica
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Douglas DC-3 (turbine) (N167BT)

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Approach into Rothera Antarctica

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Marty Nemes
Wow!
Alan Hume
It may have been a DC-3 in its dim, dark past but I think you'll find it's official designation now is a Basler BT-67. The modifications to the DC-3 airframe extend way beyond simply fitting a couple of P&W Canada turboprops. It's basically a completely new aircraft. https://www.baslerturbo.com/
Wayne Brown
That’s a Antarctic work horse. Anyone have the performance details.
Efrem DANIELI
The shot is superb and Alan is right
werner rummens
Postcard picture,beautiful
David Seider
Just more proof that you can't keep a good bird down!
David Seider
@Wayne Brown:
Wikipedia is (usually) your friend...
Specifications (BT-67)

Data from Born Again Basler and Jane's Civil and Military Aircraft Upgrades 1994–95

General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot & co-pilot)
Capacity: 38 Passengers
Length: 67 ft 9 in (20.65 m)
Wingspan: 95 ft 0 in (28.95 m)
Height: 16 ft 11 in (5.15 m)
Empty weight: 15,700 lb (7,121 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 28,750 lb (13,041 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, 1,281 shp (955 kW) each
Propellers: 5-bladed Hartzell constant speed propellers, 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m) diameter

Performance

Maximum speed: 285 kn (328 mph; 528 km/h)
Cruise speed: 210 kn (242 mph; 389 km/h)
Range: 2,140 nmi (2,463 mi; 3,963 km) with 45 minute reserve and long-range fuel tank
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
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