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A real Battle of the Noses is raging on AirSpace. Unknowingly started by flyer1 with an image of the nose of Norwegian Dakota LN-WND, after which Flyvertosset and EnoAeroPics reacted. So far, the battle was limited to noses of the DC-3/Dakota. But of course the predecessor of the DC-3 is also entitled to join the battle. This is the nose of Douglas DC-2-142 c/n 1404 with the the two characteristic lamps. It is painted to resemble KLM DC-2 PH-AJU "Uiver" ("Stork"), which won the handicap section of the London-Melbourne race in 1934, but crashed two months later. The photo was taken at Lelystad airport in The Netherlands (EHLE) on the premises of the Aviodrome museum, which acquired the aircraft in 1999. The big question is now: will the battle of the noses be limited to the DC-2/DC-3 types?
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Nose of Norwegian Dakota LN-WND in the media gallery of flyer1
Lady LN-WND turns her back on flyer1
The Battle of the nose on AirSpace
See all images in this EnoAeroPics gallery on Flightglobal/AirSpace here.