Empty Weight : 18,135 LB 8,226 KG
Takeoff Weight : 31.000 LB 14,061 Kg
The DC3 was a great leap forward for civil aviation in the late 1930's not only in the U.S. but in many other countries as well .
Wingspan : 95FT 29.4 M
Cruise : 160 MPH 259 KM/H
Power: 2 P&W 1,200 HP 895 KW
Aviation historians feel that the DC3/C47 will still be working for a living on the one hundredth anniversary of its introduction
Bomber Command R.C.A.F. F/LT Sean Dunn
They were used by over ninety five different nations at the peak of its popularity.
The DC3 soon attracted attention from the military . It was soon dubbed the C47 and modified for duty . This included a stronger floor and larger door
This amazing aircraft went to work in 1936 and has not had a day off since .