|C-54 - R5D|
|Last four digits
of aircraft serial
Centered on each side of the nose gear door,
31 inches (78,74cm) from forward tip to center of marking.
Insignia Blue on Orange Yellow background 8 inches (20.32cm) wide,
26 1/2 inches (67,31cm) long, bordered by a 1 1/2 inch (3,81cm)
Insignia Blue stripe.
Numbers were to be 6 inches (15,24cm) high, 4 inches (10,16cm) wide with the stokes 1 inch (2,54cm) wide.
|U.S. NAVY||On each side of the fuselage, commencing at station 30, letter bottoms on stringer 17.||Insignia Blue 18 inches (45,72cm) high.|
|Model designation, aircraft serial number||On left side of fuselage, 3 inches (7,62cm) below base of cockpit sliding window.||Glossy Black 2 inches (5,08cm) high. Crew wight and octane rating letters and numerals were to be 1 inch (2,54cm) high.|
|MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE||
On each side of fuselage. Letter M was to commence on left side and letter E on right side at center of second window;
over-all length of letters was to be 198 1/2 inches (504,19cm) base of letters was to be 4 inches (10.16cm) above blue striper or 8 inches (20.32cm) above top of windows.
|Insignia Blue 9 inches (22,86cm) high and 6 inches (15,24cm) wide.|
|Solar resistant white finish||
Top of entire fuselage commencing at top of windows, bordered by a 4 inch (10,16cm) blue stripe., to extend above windows,
from horizontal stabilizer to windshield; 2 inch (5,08cm) blue stripe over top fuselage base of windsiled;
framework of windshield was tobe white.
A 4 inch (10,16cm) stripe was also to be painted on top of fuselage along base of the dorsal fin, continuing aft to connecting point with the the horizontal blue stripe extending along the top of windows.
|Glossy White Enamel with an Insignia Blue stripe.|
|National Aircraft Insignia||Each side of fuselage, center of star was to be 70 inches (177,80cm) forward from station 858 and 26 1/2 inches (67,31cm) below bottom of 4 inch (10,16cm) blue stripe.||Diameter of star was to be 45 inches (114,30cm)|
|MATS Insignia||Each side of fuselage, 30 inches (76,20cm) outside diameter, center of insignia was to be on same center line as the bar of the national aircraft insignia and located 18 inches (45,72cm) aft of station 858.||The Insignia was to be 24 inches (60,96cm) in diameter encircled with a 3 inch (7,62cm) Orange Yellow band.|
i.e. PACIFIC, CONTINENTAL
|Each side of the vertical stabilizer and rudder. Top 3 inches (7,62cm) Orange Yellow stripe to commence 16 inches (40,64cm) below center of top rudder hinge. Letters were to be centrally located between leading edge of stabilizer and trailing edge of rudder.||To be Insigia White, 8 inches (22,86cm) high on a 15 inch (38,10cm) field of Insignia Blue, with a additional 3 inch (7,62cm) Orange Yellow stripe at top and bottom of field.|
|Call letters||To be located between leading edge and trailing edge of vertical stabilizer, top of numerals was to be 12 inches (30,48cm) below Orange Yellow stripe and 12 inches (30,48cm) forward of trailing edge of stabilizer to last numeral.||To be painted Glossy Black, 9 inches (22,86cm) high and 6 inches (15,24cm) wide.|
|NAVY (wings)||On right wing top surfece and left wing under surface. Top of letters was to betoward leading edge of wing, commencing at bulkhead at inboard end of aileron.||To be painted Insignia Blue 60 inches (152,40cm) high, 40 inches (101,60cm) wide, ninty degrees to center line of aircraft.|
|National aircraft insignia (wings)||Under surface of right wing and top surface of left wing, inboard end of bar to commence at bulkhead at inboard end of aileron.||To be 60 inches (152,40cm) in diameter, center of star was tobe ninty degrees to center line of aircraft.|
|©||by Jens Popp|