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FS98 Braddick's Turbo Dakota. Turboprop conversion for the South African Air Force by Braddick Specialised Air Services International PTY, Pretoria, of the 1935 DST Douglas Sleeper Transport (DC-3) model for American Airlines, increasing speed, range, payload and fuel efficiency. Braddick's have converted more than fifty DC-3/C-47s, and the unit in the present release is powered by two 1424 shp PT6A-65AR turboprops, with a normal operating speed of 200 KTAS and a range of 1283 nm. The virtual model is a conversion of the DC-3 FS98 upgrade from Freeflight Design Shop by M. Ritzema and A. Schmidt on an original DC-3 by John Kelly. Simple high-visibility modified Lear45 panel for default FS98 gauges included. Turboprop sounds by Graham Waterfield included. Texture is based on a texture package of an original DC-3 model from John Kelly and Jan Visser, adapted and highly modified by Udo Entenmann to display a C-47TP Dakota (a so-called "Turbo-Dak") of the SAAF (South African Air Force). By Stephan Scholz.