Noise problems associated with the engine installation on the Canadair North Star led to the development of another variant of the Douglas C-54 / DC-4 aircraft. The C-5 was the final derivative of the North Star and reverted to the radial piston engines as found on the Douglas original design, Canadair selected Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp R-2800 engines. The first and only C-5 was delivered to the RCAF in 1950 and it entered service with 412 Transport Squadron in Uplands, Ottawa.
In RCAF service, the aircraft was specially outfitted for the transportation of VIP pa...
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