Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
DC-3 - Civilian Airliner Passenger Transport on which the militarized C-47 is based on; entered commercial service in 1935; fitted with Wright Cyclone engines.
C-47 - Initial Production Model Designation for the US Army Air Corps; adopted for service in 1940; redesigned interior passenger compartment; fitted with Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial piston engines; 93 examples produced.
C-47A - Revised electrical system; 4,931 examples produced.
C-47B - "Southeast Asia" models with improved supercharged engines of R-1830-90 type; improved high altitude performance; 3,241 examples produced.
TC-47B - Trainer Variant of the C-47B production model; some 133 examples produced.
C-53 "Skytrooper" - Multi-purpose Variant.
Lisunov Li-2 (PS-84) - Soviet license-production model; between 5,000 and 6,200 examples produced.
L2D - Japanese Production Designation
Dakota Mk I - British Model Designation for the C-47.
Dakota Mk II - British Model Designation for the C-53 "Skytrooper" multi-purpose variant.
Dakota Mk III - British Model Designation for the C-47A production models.
Dakota Mk IV - British Model Designation for the C-47B production models.
R4D - United States Navy Variant Designation