Douglas DC-3 facts for kids
|A DC-3 operated in period Scandinavian Airlines colors by Flygande Veteraner flying over Lidingö, Sweden (1989)|
|Role||Airliner and transport aircraft|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Douglas Aircraft Company|
|First flight||December 17, 1935|
|Unit cost||US$79,500 ($1,234,474 in 2020)|
|Developed from||Douglas DC-2|
|Variants||Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas DC-3 is a American fixed-wing, propeller airliner designed by Douglas. It was very successful, with 607 DC-3s being built. Even today, some companies still use DC-3’s despite better jet planes being for sale.
It was basically a longer version of Douglas’s earlier airplane, the DC-2. It was revolutionary to the airplane market when the DC-3 started being built in 1936, as it could fly farther than most aircraft at the time.
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