Canadair Ltd. Photograph No. D 8688 Model C-4
“Forgotten cousin of the DC-4”….. This Canadian variant of the Douglas DC-4 differed in that it was powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin engines and had pressurised fuselage.
The first prototype DC-4M flew in July 1946. The followup to the DC-4M-1 was apressurised version, the DC-4m-2. Althrough the same size, this variant was essentially a new aircraft featuring many components from the larger DC-6.
Trans Canada Airways began operating DC-4Ms on transatlantic routes in early 1947, domestic services following.
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