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Douglas DC-3


Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft (1936)


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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/08/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1936

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Crew
2 + 3

Production
16,079
UNITS


Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.


Length
64.6 ft
(19.70 m)
Width/Span
95.1 ft
(29.00 m)
Height
16.9 ft
(5.16 m)
Empty Wgt
18,298 lb
(8,300 kg)
MTOW
25,133 lb
(11,400 kg)
Wgt Diff
+6,834 lb
(+3,100 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Douglas DC-3 production variant)
Installed: 2 x Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 OR 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp S1C3G radial piston engines developing up to 1,200 horsepower.
Max Speed
237 mph
(381 kph | 206 kts)
Ceiling
23,950 ft
(7,300 m | 5 mi)
Range
1,025 mi
(1,650 km | 3,056 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,130 ft/min
(344 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Douglas DC-3 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
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