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Gooney Birds Pt.4

Gooney Birds Pt.4 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2022 Title Gooney Birds Pt.4
Publisher Aero Research Published 2022
ISBN None Format 153 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


Gooney Birds Pt.4
Gooney Birds Pt.4
Gooney Birds Pt.4

Aero Research is back with part four of 'Gooney Birds' after a three-year gap. This latest photo CD features a nice range of civilian DC-3 and C-47 examples from around the world. These are all compiled from the same excellent range of professional (or very skilled) aviation photographers. Most importantly, most of these photos are of aircraft still in service, though few of the aircraft depicted in these photos still exist today.

This collection consists of a variety of C-47s that were pressed into civil service after the war as well a selection of DC-3s that found their way into some interesting air carriers. While some provided comfortable passenger service in their second and third lives, others were no doubt hauling chickens and goats around the countryside. A few you see here were even re-engined into turboprop power for extended service.

For the tail spotter, you'll see these aircraft from a variety of time periods to that you'll get representative configurations of the airframe during different phases of its operational life. You'll also be able to see the aircraft in a variety of color schemes. For the modeler, you'll see lots of good details and color information for tackling that next DC-3/C-47 project.

This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!