08/31/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "Built as a Model CW-20B C-46A-55-CK, USAAF s/n 43-47074, at the Curtiss Louisville, Kentucky, USA plant, and delivered to the USAAF on December 6, 1944. On January 7, 1945, the aircraft arrived at Karachi, India, and was assigned to the India-China Wing, Air Transport Command.
On April 10, 1946, the aircraft was sold to the Indian Government.
Eventually placed in storage, it was sold to Aircraft Modifications
Inc. in April 1957 and registered N7864B. On June 6, 1957, the
aircraft was sold to Caribbean Aircraft Supply in Miami, Florida, USA
and leased to Venezuela's RANSA (Ritas Aereas Nacionales SA) of
Caracas from July 12 to October 9, 1957. This CW-20B was converted
to a Model CW-20T, the Model number used by the L.B. Smith Aircraft.
The conversion consisted of about 30 airframe and engine
improvements the most important being the improvement in engine
After conversion, it was sold to Transcontinental SA (TSA) of Buenos
Aires, Argentina, in January 1958 and registered LV-PHN; it was
re-registered LV-FTT on April 17, 1958. TSA purchased 16 CW-20Ts
and used them on flights from Buenos Aires to seashore resorts. The
aircraft was leased to Austral - Compania Argentina de Transportes
Aeros Saci of Buenos Aires from December 22, 1961 to July 1963. TSA
sold this CW-20T to Austral in July 1964. The aircraft was withdrawn
from service and placed in storage at Buenos Aires in 1971 and