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Douglas DC-3


Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft


United States | 1936



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

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Douglas DC-3 Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft.
2 x Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 OR 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp S1C3G radial piston engines developing up to 1,200 horsepower.
Propulsion
237 mph
381 kph | 206 kts
Max Speed
23,950 ft
7,300 m | 5 miles
Service Ceiling
1,025 miles
1,650 km | 891 nm
Operational Range
1,130 ft/min
344 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Douglas DC-3 Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft.
2 + 3
(MANNED)
Crew
64.6 ft
19.70 m
O/A Length
95.1 ft
(29.00 m)
O/A Width
16.9 ft
(5.16 m)
O/A Height
18,298 lb
(8,300 kg)
Empty Weight
25,133 lb
(11,400 kg)
MTOW
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Douglas DC-3 family line.
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
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Douglas DC-3. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 16,079 Units

Contractor(s): Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
National flag of Australia National flag of Belgium National flag of Czechia National flag of Ireland National flag of the Netherlands National flag of Peru National flag of Romania National flag of Sweden National flag of Switzerland National flag of the United States National flag of Venezuela

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