Is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II it is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. Many DC-3s are still used in all parts of the world. The DC-3 was engineered by a team led by chief engineer Arthur E. Raymond and first flew on December 17, 1935 (the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk).Total production of the DC-3 was 16,079. More than 400 remained in commercial service in 1998. With only three refuelling stops, eastbound transcontinental flights across the U. Taking approximately 15 hours became possible. Westbound trips took 17 hours 30 minutes because of typical prevailing headwinds still a significant improvement over the competing Boeing 247.
Before the arrival of the DC-3, such a trip would entail short hops in slower and shorter range aircraft during the day, coupled with train travel overnight. Airlines like United, American, TWA and Eastern ordered over 400 DC-3s.These fleets paved the way for the modern American air travel industry, quickly replacing trains as the favored means of long-distance travel across the United States. During World War II, many civilian DC-3s were drafted for the war effort and just over 10,000 US military versions of the DC-3 were built, under the designations C-47, C-53, R4D, and Dakota. Peak production was reached in 1944, with 4853 being delivered. The armed forces of many countries used the DC-3 and its military variants for the transport of troops, cargo, and wounded. Is part of the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
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