DOUGLAS DC-3

Aircraft
Name: 
DC-3
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
Low wing
Tail: 
T-tail
Type Code: 
L2P
Engine: 
Piston
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
In wing mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
DOUGLAS AC-47 Skytrain
DOUGLAS C-117A Skytrooper
DOUGLAS C-117B Skytrooper
DOUGLAS C-117C Skytrooper
DOUGLAS C-41
DOUGLAS C-47 Skytrain
DOUGLAS C-47A Skytrain
DOUGLAS C-47B Skytrain
DOUGLAS C-47D Skytrain
DOUGLAS C-47H Skytrain
DOUGLAS C-47J Skytrain
DOUGLAS C-53 Skytrooper
DOUGLAS Dakota
DOUGLAS DC-3
DOUGLAS DST
DOUGLAS EC-47 Skytrain
DOUGLAS HC-47 Skytrain
DOUGLAS LC-47 Skytrain
DOUGLAS R4D-1 Skytrain
DOUGLAS R4D-3 Skytrooper

DC3

The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing piston-engine transport aircraft. Its cruise speed and range revolutionised civil and military air transport (the latter mainly as the C47) in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A small number remain in service for both passenger and freight transport and in various specialist roles.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
29.00 m
Length: 
19.70 m
Height: 
5.16 m
Powerplant: 

2 x Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 1,100 hp (820 kW) each

Engine Model: 
Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp, Wright R-1820
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
80 kts
Distance: 
450 m
MTOW: 
12700 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
1200 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
400
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Cruise
TAS: 
179 kts
MACH: 
n/a
Ceiling: 
250
Range: 
1000 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
n/a
Distance: 
600 m

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