"Que Sera Sera" First Aircraft on the South Pole, R4D-5

"Que Sera Sera" (What will be will be) made History by becoming the first aircraft to land on the South Pole on October 31st 1956. The extended Nose and extra Antenna were used for Radar. The Jato (jet assisted-take off) bottles under the fuselage were used for taking off in deeper snow.
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@ 2009-12-22 20:21:33
When I was a kid this plane was parked at the other end of the base near the sea plane ramps with a few other planes. We used to regularly play in the cockpit.