Historic airframes moved to new homes in Spain

Douglas C-47A T.3-28/744-28 has been moved to a new base in Salamanca, Spain after 43 years on display at the Desguaces Montero scrapyard.

It hasn’t gone far; the exhibit has been transported a few miles down the N-620 road with its owner, which has relocated its premises.

The former USAAF 42-24052 is currently in three pieces and is being kept in open storage – it is destined to be raised on to poles and put on show.

The C-47A shortly after arrival at its new base in Salamanca on May 22.
The C-47A shortly after arrival at its new base in Salamanca on May 22. ROBERTO YÁÑEZ

Also on the move in Spain is CASA/MBB Bolkow Bo-105 HA.15-47/ET-316. Formerly at the Spanish Army Aviation’s Almagro base, it was taken by road to a technical school in Albacete on May 18.

The 1980-built helicopter is one of the last Batallón de Helicópteros de Ataque I [BHELA-I, attack helicopter battalion] machines in service and has been in storage at Almagro since withdrawal in December 2017.