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Douglas DC-6B (43828)


Date: 1953

Location: BRU/EBBR (Melsbroek)

Photo: Sabena via collection Skystef

Description: the seventh DC-6 airframe of Sabena is seen wearing the first (of two) color scheme(s) and was delivered at Brussels on April 4 1953.

Date: 1961

Location: MAN/EGGC

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: by February 1956 the second (and final) color scheme was adopted.

Date: 1962-63

Location: LHR/EGLL

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was during its twelve year stay with Sabena a couple of times leased to Aviaco as "EC-ASR", namely in the summer season of 1962 and 1963, here seen such on one of these leases in basic colors of Sabena but carrying a Spanish flag and "Aviaco" titles on its fuselage (obscured by the wing in this shot). In May 1965 it left for a new career with the Luftwaffe as "CA+023".


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