Doubled up tail feathers on military DC3?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Dave Krall CFII, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Dave Krall CFII

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    Was watching The Duke & the nurses on Flying Tigers again just now and noticed the upper T-tail and 2 vertical stabs on the right & left of the modified DC3. Was this a common mod to aid in high gross ops or just one-off for the movie?
     
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    To improve MGTOW wouldn't you need more wing area, as opposed to more stabilizer area?

    I'll vote for a Hollywood modification. I've never seen that on a "real" plane. That alone doesn't make me right, but....

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    Those mods should increase maneuverability in pitch and yaw, along with increased drag, either with or without increased wing area.
     
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    It was just a model, made to look cooler than a regular DC-3.
     
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    Ack...city life
    A T-tail DC-3? Wouldn't that involve recertification? It couldn't be a *simple* 337.