Douglas DC 3

DOUGLAS FLIGHT DC - 3 THE FLYING DUTCHMAN KLM Robert Jackson and Glenn Ashley Continental CONTINENTAL AIRLINES FLIGHTCRAFT 21 DOUGLAS DC-3 Robert Jackson First published in Great. Front Cover.

Douglas DC 3

A guide to the plane that changed commercial aviation: “A whopping 109 color photos shows kits in various stages of completion . . . Enjoyed it.” —Historical Miniatures Gaming Society No airliner in the history of commercial aviation has had a more profound effect than the Douglas DC-3. Reliable and easy to maintain, it carried passengers in greater comfort than ever before. Its origins stem from a design by the Douglas Aircraft Company of Santa Monica, California. Known as the Douglas Commercial One, or DC-1, this new aircraft was revolutionary in concept. It was quickly developed into the DC-2, which led to Douglas’ domination of the domestic air routes of the United States, and of half the world. Experience with the DC-2 led to an improved version, the Douglas Sleeper Transport (DST), first flown on December 17, 1935. This in turn evolved into a 21-seat variant, the DC-3, featuring many improvements. The first American Airlines DC-3 entered service in June 1936, and within three years of its introduction the aircraft accounted for a staggering 95 percent of all US commercial air traffic. From commencement of service to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the DC-3 increased domestic revenue passenger miles more than fivefold. Of the 322 aircraft operated by the country’s airlines in December 1941, 260 were DC-3s. At the pre-war peak, 30 foreign airlines operated the DC-3. On the eve of war, the DC-3’s scheduled flights represented 90 percent of international air traffic. In addition to over 600 civil examples of the DC-3, 10,048 military C-47 variants were built, as well as 4,937 produced under license in the USSR as the Lisunov Li-2 and 487 built by Showa and Nakajima in Japan as the L2D. After the war, thousands of surplus C-47s were converted for civilian use. These aircraft became the standard equipment of almost all the world’s airlines, remaining in frontline service for many years. The ready availability of cheap, easily maintained ex-military C-47s, large and fast by the standards of the day, jump-started the worldwide postwar air transport industry. The full remarkable story of the DC-3, and its ancestor the DC-2, is told in these pages, providing a wealth of information for the modeler and the enthusiast alike.

Douglas DC 3

The full remarkable story of the DC-3, and its ancestor, the DC-2, is told in these pages, providing a wealth of information for the modeler and the enthusiast alike.

Douglas DC 3

No airliner in the history of commercial aviation has had a more profound effect than the Douglas DC-3. It was reliable, easy to maintain and carried passengers in greater comfort than ever before. Its origins stem from a design by the Douglas Aircraft Company of Santa Monica, California. Known as the Douglas Commercial One, or DC-1, this new aircraft was revolutionary in concept. It was quickly developed into the DC-2, an airliner that lead to Douglas’ domination of the domestic air routes of the United States, and of half the world. Experience with the DC-2 led to the development of an improved version, the Douglas Sleeper Transport (DST), first flown on 17 December 1935. This in turn evolved into a 21-seat variant, the DC-3, featuring many improvements. The first American Airlines DC-3 entered service in June 1936, and within three years of its introduction the aircraft accounted for a staggering 95 percent of all commercial air traffic in the United States. From commencement of service to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the DC-3 increased domestic revenue passenger miles more than fivefold. Of the 322 aircraft operated by the country’s airlines in December 1941, 260 were DC-3s. At the pre-war peak, 30 foreign airlines operated the DC-3. On the eve of war, the DC-3’s scheduled flights represented 90 percent of international air traffic. In addition to over 600 civil examples of the DC-3, 10,048 military C-47 variants were built, as well as 4,937 produced under license in the USSR as the Lisunov Li-2 and 487 built by Showa and Nakajima in Japan as the L2D. After the war, thousands of surplus C-47s, previously operated by several air forces, were converted for civilian use. These aircraft became the standard equipment of almost all the world's airlines, remaining in frontline service for many years. The ready availability of cheap, easily maintained ex-military C-47s, both large and fast by the standards of the day, jump-started the worldwide post-war air transport industry. The full remarkable story of the DC-3, and its ancestor, the DC-2, is told in these pages, providing a wealth of information for the modeler and the enthusiast alike.

Airlines February 27 29 March 1 7 8 12 14 15 21 22 28 May 2 3 4 10 11 16 17 21 23 June 6 13 14 and 15

Well , there you would have the differences between a DC - 3 , a Convair , and a Martin . ... mile flown Cost per aircraft - hour flown Aircraft type Cost per air - Cost per aircraft - mile craft - hour flown flown Douglas DC - 3 .

Airlines  February 27  29  March 1  7  8  12  14  15  21  22  28  May 2  3  4  10  11  16  17  21  23  June 6  13  14  and 15

Committee Serial No. 22. pt.1/v.1: Includes CAB report "Transcontinental Coach-Type Service Case," Nov. 7, 1951 (p. 421-515). pt.1/v. 2: Includes S. Rpt. 82-540 "Report on Role of Irregular Airlines in U.S. Air Transportation Industry," July 10, 1951 (p. 851-941). pt.2/v.1: Includes FCC Order No. 37, docket No. 5060 "Report on Chain Broadcasting," May, 1941 (p. 3533-3690) and FCC "Sixth Report and Order," Apr. 14, 1925 (p. 3785-3956). pt. 2/v. 2: Includes discussion of television industry impact on songwriter royalties. Hearings were held in NYC. pt. 2/v.3: Includes Columbia Broadcasting System report "Network Practices," June 1956 (p. 5099-5245); and Cravath, Swaine, and Moore report "Opinion of Counsel and Memorandum Concerning the Applicability of the Antitrust Laws to the Television Broadcast Activities of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.," June 4, 1956 (p. 5313-5406); and Columbia Broadcasting System report "Analysis of Senator John W. Bricker's Report Entitled "The Network Monopoly,"' June 1956 (p. 5407-5486).

Federal Register

... 20–78 Maintenance Inspection Notes for ard Practices Manual Maintenance and Authorizations for Operation McDonnell Douglas DC - 8 Series Air . of Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection of Domestic and Foreign Aircraft craft ( 7-11-72 ) .

Federal Register


World Trade in Commodities

These include the aircraft of the Iraqi Airways , the aircraft of the Iraq Airplane Association , and the following ... Orient Airways , Ltd. , was operating 21 Douglas DC - 3's , 2 Beechcraft Expeditors , and 1 Sentinel L - 5 ; Pak Air ...

World Trade in Commodities


Transport Aircraft Production

Transcontinental & Western Air 1 1 1 4 1 Douglas DC - 3 do . Douglas DC - 2 . Douglas DST Lodestar Douglas DST 21 21 21 21 56 21 97 , 847. 25 118 , 024. 57 835. 34 30 , 588. 73 299 , 049.82 130 , 080.94 142 , 993. 18 118 , 024.

Transport Aircraft Production


Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Aircraft accident report : Air California Flight 336 , Boeing 737-293 , N468AC , John Wayne Orange County Airport ... Texas , March 21 , 1980 ) , 82-19796 Aircraft accident report : Florida Commuter Airlines , Inc. , Douglas DC - 3 ...

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications


Monthly Catalogue United States Public Documents

Aircraft accident report : Air California Flight 336 , Boeing 737-293 , N468AC , John Wayne Orange County Airport ... Texas , March 21 , 1980 ) , 82-19796 Aircraft accident report : Florida Commuter Airlines , Inc. , Douglas DC - 3 ...

Monthly Catalogue  United States Public Documents


Independent Offices Appropriations 1962

just have three columns giving the name of the aircraft and the type . Now , as I read yourMr. HALABY . ... Aircraft for training : Douglas DC - 4 Douglas DC - 3 Beechcraft Single engine jets .. Convair 880 .

Independent Offices Appropriations  1962


Hearings

Itenance cost of ber of person . maintemainte- nel pernance of nance air- aircraft person craft only nel Total value ... 023 158 1.5 1,042 , 607 11 2,053 , 000 21 : 57 3 192 1 Average value of aircraft new at purchase – Douglas DC - 3 ...

Hearings


Hearings

Frontier Airlines , Inc. Douglas DC - 3 , Revise airlines operations Operations manual revised . N - 65276 , near Phoenix , Ariz . , Apr. 21 , manual re “ Criteria for 1957. Aircraft encountered down draft Choosing Between IFR and ...

Hearings


Independent Offices Appropriations 1962 Hearings Before 87 1 on H R 7445

just have three columns giving the name of the aircraft and the type . ... certification and operational inspectional of airmen and aircraft , and transportation of Agency personnel on official business : Douglas DC - 3 .. Beechcraft .

Independent Offices Appropriations  1962  Hearings Before     87 1  on H R  7445


Encyclopedia of African Airlines

The Lockheed Constellation, the Lockheed Electra, and the Douglas DC—6B were all considered. ... These new aircraft allowed the Athens route to be extended to Frankfurt on June 21, and the Convairs were assigned to serve domestic and ...

Encyclopedia of African Airlines

The rainy season, terrain, and financial hardships have made the construction of highways and railroads nearly impossible in many parts of Africa. This lack of modern infrastructure has been overcome in some part by the development of air transportation. Hundreds of carriers--both small and large, government owned and private--have connected all parts of the continent. Together, they have had a tremendous impact on the African economy and the people. Country-by-country, this comprehensive reference work provides brief histories of over 700 airlines in 54 African nations. Each entry has the years of operation of the carrier, along with information on its origin, growth, and route structure. Aircraft usage, including registration numbers and nicknames, is covered in many cases. Any crashes involving aircraft in the carrier's fleet are also noted. An appendix gives the location of all major African airports.

DC 3 in Civil Service

Like the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire, the Douglas DC-3 is an iconic aircraft design.

DC 3 in Civil Service

Like the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire, the Douglas DC-3 is an iconic aircraft design. It has endured more than any other with several hundred still in use worldwide in locations as far apart as Africa, Antarctica and the US. Many of the current operators use turbine conversions of the DC-3mainly using Basler, SAAF and Dodson International the main proponents. Just about every major post-war airline began their schedules with the DC-3. Many took advantage of post-war military surplus C-47s that had already written huge volumes of history with their roles with the US Army Air Corps in the Second World War such as the D-Day landings. Many enthusiast organisations still keep DC-3s airworthy and fly them for members. However, the days of DC-3 operations are now nearing an end thanks to spares unavailability, cost and the shortages of Avgas fuel in remote parts of the world. The Douglas DC-3 is to aviation what the Volkswagen and Ford were to motoring, and what the DC-3 operators started, the 21st century Airbus/Boeing operators continued thanks to the astonishing legacy of this remarkable aircraft.

Hearings

just have three columns giving the name of the aircraft and the type . Now , as I read yourMr. HALABY . ... Douglas DC - 3 . Beechcraft . Fairchild C - 123 .. Convair .--RB - 57 jet . KC - 135 jet . Subtotal .

Hearings


Douglas DC 3 and C 47 in Latin American Military Service

The authors describe this book as a labor of love and who can blame them for there are few aviation enthusiasts who do not share their great affection and respect for one of the finest and long-lived aircraft ever to take to the skies, the ...

Douglas DC 3 and C 47 in Latin American Military Service

The authors describe this book as a labor of love and who can blame them for there are few aviation enthusiasts who do not share their great affection and respect for one of the finest and long-lived aircraft ever to take to the skies, the DC-/C-47. This book examines in detail one aspect of the aircraft's history which is not that well known, the fact that DC-3s and their military equivalents and derivatives have been in continuous service in that geographically diverse region of the world known as Latin America for more than 75 years, longer than anywhere else in the world. The DC-3 and C-47 came upon the scene at precisely the right moment in every nation. They were in use from the Rio Grande south all the way to Antarctica and from the remote Galapagos in the Pacific to the Antilles chain in the Caribbean. As always, they were used as workhorses and heavy-lifters, but a significant number, surprisingly, saw combat service in a number of most exotic circumstances, both as ad hoc bombers and combat aircraft. C-47s were not only the most numerous type in some national inventories, but often the most heavily utilized and valued. Richly illustrated, with tables describing the often extraordinary individual services lives of each-and-every known aircraft, this is a testament to the men and women who, for three-quarters of a century, have sweated, cursed and yet loved these magnificent aircraft.

Independent Offices and Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations

Frontier Airlines , Inc. Douglas DC - 3 , N - 65276 , near Phoenix , Ariz . , Apr. 21 , 1957. Aircraft encountered down draft and struck tree . 11. Flying Tiger Line DC - 6 , N - 3495A , Jamaica Bay , N.Y. , June 21 , 1957 .

Independent Offices and Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations


Air University Periodical Index

Es 80 Air World 5 : 104-105 Ja - F 153 Radar - equipped production transports , US Air Sys 39:21 Ap '54 Radical new ... D. Desoutter . il diag Aviation Age 20 : 50-55 D '53 ( Three new transport aircraft : Douglas DC - 8 ; Lockheed ...

Air University Periodical Index


Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

... US general aviation 1977 INTSB - AMM - 78-21 ] 09 p1075 N79-17837 Briefs of accidents involving commuter air carriers ... N79-29160 Aircraft accident report : National Jet Services , Inc. , Douglas DC - 3 , N51071 , Evansville Dress ...

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports


Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals

Es80 Air World 5 : 104-105 Ja - F 153 Radar - equipped production transports , US Air Svs 39:21 Ap '54 U.S. jets : Out ... Mag 24 ; back cover S '54 The big day , il Boeing Mag 24 : 6-7 Ag '54 ( Three new transport aircraft : Douglas DC ...

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals