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1,200 Horses: 1942

1,200 Horses: 1942

October 1942. Long Beach, California. "Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their two 1,200 horsepower radial engines and to their three-blade variable-pitch propellers. Picture taken at the Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

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Clean sky, perhaps?

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blue sky

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Kodachrome Colors

Is the intense blue sky color a characteristic of Kodachrome transparencies? The other colors are so vibrant and realistic.

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