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The Remarkable Douglas DC-3, a legendary aircraft that continues to inspire aviation enthusiasts around the world. First flown in 1935, the DC-3 is perhaps unique among prewar aircraft, as it continues to fly in active commercial and military service as of 2023, eighty-eight years after its first flight. Here are the key features of this iconic aircraft:

  • Versatility: The DC-3 has been adapted for a wide range of uses, including passenger service, aerial spraying, freight transport, military transport, missionary flying, skydiver shuttling, and sightseeing.
  • Durability: The DC-3's robust construction and reliable performance have made it a favorite among pilots and operators, with many small operators still using DC-3s in revenue service and as cargo aircraft.
  • Design: The DC-3 is a low-wing twin-engine monoplane with conventional landing gear, powered by two radial piston engines of 1,000–1,200 hp (750–890 kW). Its cigar-shaped fuselage, classic tail section, and rear steering wheel landing gear give it a distinctive and timeless look.
  • Legacy: The DC-3's impact on aviation history cannot be overstated. It dominated the infant airline business from its first appearance and served as a transport aircraft during World War II. Its ease of handling and maintenance, cruising range, and cruising speed made it a favorite among pilots and passengers alike.


The Remarkable Douglas DC-3 is a gleaming example of one of the most famous and significant aircraft of the 20th century. Its timeless design, versatility, and durability have made it a favorite among aviation enthusiasts and operators alike. Whether you're a history buff, an aviation enthusiast, or simply appreciate classic design, the Remarkable Douglas DC-3 is a must-have addition to your collection.

Remarkable Douglas DC-3

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