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  • Douglas DC-3 Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft


    Over 16,000 examples of the successful Douglas DC-3 aircraft were ultimately produced.

     Updated: 6/8/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


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    Douglas DC-3 Technical Specifications


    Service Year: 1936
    Type: Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
    Production Total: 16,079



    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)


    Operating Crew: 2 + 3
    Length: 64.63 feet (19.7 meters)
    Width: 95.14 feet (29.00 meters)
    Height: 16.93 feet (5.16 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 18,298 lb (8,300 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 25,133 lb (11,400 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance


    Engine(s): 2 x Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 OR 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp S1C3G radial piston engines developing up to 1,200 horsepower.

    Maximum Speed: 237 mph (381 kph; 206 knots)
    Maximum Range: 1,025 miles (1,650 km)
    Service Ceiling: 23,950 feet (7,300 meters; 4.54 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 1,130 feet-per-minute (344 m/min)

    Armament / Mission Payload


    None.

    Global Operators / Customers


    Australia; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Ireland; Netherlands; Peru; Romania; Sweden; Switzerland; United States; Venezuela

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)


    DST

    DC-3

    DC-3A

    DC-3B

    DC-3C

    DC-3S

    DC-3/2000

    Basler BT-67

    Conroy Turbo Three

    Conroy Super-Turbo-Three

    Conroy Tri-Turbo Three

    USAC DC-3 Turbo Express

    LXD1

    Douglas/Showa L2D

    C-41A

    C-47

    C-48

    C-48A

    C-48B

    C-48C

    C-49

    C-50

    C-51

    C-52

    C-68

    C-84

    R4D-2

    R4D-4

    R4D-4R

    R4D-4Q

    R4D-8

    Lisunov Li-2

    Dakota II