08/31/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "Built as a Model CW-20B C-46A-35-CU, USAAF s/n 42-3667, and delivered to the USAAF on February 20, 1944. Five days later, the aircraft was transferred to the US Navy as R5C-1 BuNo. 39542 and assigned to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA. The military career of this aircraft is unknown.
was sold to Marco Industries Inc. in February 1957 and registered
N4083A; it was again sold in 1958 to L.B. Smith Aircraft Co. This
company specialized in converting C-46s and this one was converted
to a Model CW-20T Super 46C. The conversion consisted of about 30
airframe and engine improvements the most important being the
improvement in engine cooling.
On February 3, 1959, it was sold to Argentina's Austral - Compania
Argentina de Transportes Aeros Saci of Buenos Aires and registered
LV-PML; it was re-registered LV-GGM and named on March 19, 1959.
The aircraft was leased to Aerotransportes Litoral Argentina (ALA)
on November 24, 1966 to an unknown date. ALA and Austral merged in
1971 and this aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored in 1971
and subsequently scrapped."
Read the type remarks on page 9966.