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Douglas DC-3 - United States, 1936


Detailing the development and operational history of the Douglas DC-3 Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft.


 Entry last updated on 6/8/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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







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Douglas DC-3 Specifications



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


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



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

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

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



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.

Maximum Speed: 206 knots (237 mph; 381 kph)
Maximum Range: 891 nautical miles (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, Users)



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

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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