DC-3/ C-47
Bush Plane?
History
• First flight was on December 17, 1935
• Revolutionized Air Transport
– Speed
– Range
• Regarded as one of the mo...
Specifications
• General Characteristics
– Crew: 2
– Capacity: 21-32 passengers or
3,725 to 4,500 lbs freight
– Length: 64...
Tuff Huh?
• None were comparable in
its time
– Affordable
– Tuff
– Took a licken and keeps on
tickin
– Carried 90% of airl...
Bush Planes
• Common traits
– Taildragger
• Greater prop clearance
– Short runway requirements
– Large low pressure tundra...
In Service
• Still to this day these workhorses shine
– Alaska
• Delivery services
– Africa
• Luxury Travel
– Hati
• Missi...
What Can Compare?
• DC-3’s are also called C-47, Li-2, R4D, Dakota
– Design Impressed everyone
– 16,079 made
– $150,000 go...
I went there!
History and Specifications of the DC-3
History and Specifications of the DC-3
History and Specifications of the DC-3
History and Specifications of the DC-3
History and Specifications of the DC-3
History and Specifications of the DC-3
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History and Specifications of the DC-3

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A quick overview of the DC-3. Highlights its humanitarian use and multipurpose aspects.

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History and Specifications of the DC-3

  1. 1. DC-3/ C-47 Bush Plane?
  2. 2. History • First flight was on December 17, 1935 • Revolutionized Air Transport – Speed – Range • Regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made • Overall 16,079 were produced – Civil – Military – International • Has seen many decades and wars
  3. 3. Specifications • General Characteristics – Crew: 2 – Capacity: 21-32 passengers or 3,725 to 4,500 lbs freight – Length: 64ft 5in – Wingspan: 95ft – Height: 16ft 11in – Empty weight: 18,300 lb – Loaded weight: 25,200 lb – Power plant: Pratt and Whitney R-1830 • Performance – Max speed: 237 mph – Cruise speed: 150 mph – Range: 1,025 miles – Service Ceiling: 24,000 ft – Rate of Climb: 1,130 ft/min
  4. 4. Tuff Huh? • None were comparable in its time – Affordable – Tuff – Took a licken and keeps on tickin – Carried 90% of airline travelers of its day • Structurally sound – Operated under all weather conditions – Rugged and Reliable
  5. 5. Bush Planes • Common traits – Taildragger • Greater prop clearance – Short runway requirements – Large low pressure tundra tires – Removable floats or skies • DC-3 – Made for 1930’s runways – Perfect for the rural runways of today’s developing countries – 2,200 feet for landing – 1,000 feet for takeoffs
  6. 6. In Service • Still to this day these workhorses shine – Alaska • Delivery services – Africa • Luxury Travel – Hati • Missionary Efforts
  7. 7. What Can Compare? • DC-3’s are also called C-47, Li-2, R4D, Dakota – Design Impressed everyone – 16,079 made – $150,000 good used condition… worth 4 million in “brand new” condition • CV580 / CV240 somewhat compares – Far more expensive – 1,181 made • DHC-6 Twin Otter – Only about $2,000,000. new – 844 made • Vickers Vicking 1A – Most retired in the 1950’s – Only 163 built • “Nothing Replaces a DC-3 Like another DC-3”
  8. 8. I went there!
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