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Douglas DC-3

Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft

Douglas DC-3

Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



Over 16,000 examples of the successful Douglas DC-3 aircraft were ultimately produced.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1936
MANUFACTURER(S): Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
PRODUCTION: 16,079
OPERATORS: Australia; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Ireland; Netherlands; Peru; Romania; Sweden; Switzerland; United States; Venezuela
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Douglas DC-3 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2 + 3
LENGTH: 64.63 feet (19.7 meters)
WIDTH: 95.14 feet (29 meters)
HEIGHT: 16.93 feet (5.16 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 18,298 pounds (8,300 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 25,133 pounds (11,400 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 OR 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp S1C3G radial piston engines developing up to 1,200 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 237 miles-per-hour (381 kilometers-per-hour; 206 knots)
RANGE: 1,025 miles (1,650 kilometers; 891 nautical miles)
CEILING: 23,950 feet (7,300 meters; 4.54 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,130 feet-per-minute (344 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• 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






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (237mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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  NYC
Graph showcases the Douglas DC-3's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
16079
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.