Military Museum set to receive DC3

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The South African National Museum of Military History (SANMMH) will this weekend take delivery of a Douglas DC3 Dakota transport aircraft.
Designed in the mid 1930s and first flown on the 1937 anniversary of the Wright Brothers initial powered flight at Kitty Hawk, the Dakota in its various configurations saw approximately 50 years of service with both the South African Air Force (SAAF) and South African Airways.
In fact, a turboprop version, the C47TP, still flies with the SAAF. 
“Its long and varied service has made it one of the more recognised and loved piston engine aircraft in South Africa. Many are still flown by private operators and by both the SAAF and SAA Museums,” the SANMMH says in a statement to announce the donation of a DC3 to it by the Emperor`s Palace casino where the aircraft in question has been on display since 2001.
“The museum is grateful to Emperor`s Palace for donating the aircraft as it will fill a long standing gap in the Aviation Collection. It is hoped that, once the wings have been reassembled and it is permanently displayed, the ‘Dak` will become a firm favourite with visitors to the museum.
“A Johannesburg Metro Police escort will be in place and the convoy will include a small number of historic military vehicles to escort the ‘Dak`, as the aircraft is affectionately known to generations of South Africans, to its new location. Temporary road closures along the route may be expected.”
The museum, regarded as among the best of its kind in the world, include several rare artifacts, most notable the sole surviving Messerschmitt Me 262 night fighter, a B-1a/U1, known as “Red 8”.