Re: Douglas DC-3 Dakota

From:         megazone@obsidian.WPI.EDU (MegaZone)
Organization: WPI Discordian Society, Undocumented Cabal
Date:         17 Jan 93 17:57:56 PST
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In article <airliners.1993.60@ohare.Chicago.COM> ole-d@hsr.no (Ole Petter Dahl) writes:
>	- When was the first Daktota built ?

First DC-3 flight was December 17, 1935... 32 years to the day after the 
Wright Bros. flight.

>	- How many was built ?

It is estimated that between 12,000 and 13,000 DC-3 were built in all versions
including license production by Japan and the Soviet Union preceeding WWII.

>	- When did the production end ?

??? Not sure on this...

>	- How many are still flying today ?

It is estimated that roughly 700 DC-3s remain in civilian and military
service today.

The DC-3 was THE transport of WWII, one of the reasons for the high numbers
built. That and it was just a damn good design. Today DC-3s are being 
fitted with PT-6 turboprops to stretch their lives, including a trimotor
conversion with a PT-6 in a new nose.

DC-3s have been flying for over 57 years now... *I* find that amazing, but
I'll only be 65 for the 100th anniversary. I wonder how many will still be
flying. I say quite a few...

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