Douglas C-53 Skytrooper

@ Camarillo Airport, Camarillo , CA

August 2017

The Commemorative Air Force’s Skytrooper rumbles towards show center at the Wings Over Camarillo airshow.  The C-53 Skytrooper is a specialized troop transport version of the C-47 Skytrain.  It lacks the cargo door, hoist attachment and reinforced floor of the C-47.  Only a total of 380 aircraft were produced in all because the C-47 was found to be more versatile.  Nikon D500 w/Tamron 150-600mm, processed with Aperture.