Bart Nopper acquired this front section of an unidentified DC-3 and he intends to restore it. He could use some help in his quest for its identity and finding parts to complete this mission-of-restoration!
He lives in the Netherlands but calls on help all over the globe.
Bart wrote: "the seller of this nosesection had bought half of a fuselage a while back in Germany (the fuselage had been cut over its length) and I bought that too, to fit on this nosesection; bought this in Austria. This is part of Richard Simms' DC-3.
Also bought a selection of parts from Aces High, from that fuselage they had been using for A Band of Brothers."
Bart researched its identity and history and found it to be C-47A c/n 20016, ex/ N925.
It is not N486F (raised as a possible candidate) as this is the airframe visible in the background on the photo no.4; N486F (c/n 20214) which was bought by Pall Mall (clothing) for publicity purposes and later transferred to the Aviod(r)ome, but stored (due lack of space in T2 hangar) at Teuge, not Lelystad; from there it went to Zevenaar (privat owner, Ed Radstake) as the hangar
at Teuge went in restoration; c/n 20214 is stored in Radstake's collection kept in a farm shed in Babberich, not far from Zevenaar) and reappeared as prop for a sandsculpture @Katwijk, Oct-Nov2018.
This history is from Air-Britain's 'DC-3 The First Seventy Years' (2006)
Have a look at Bart Nopper's website: www.propellor.tv and history of c/n 20016.