Re: trivia Q -- # of units of top-selling aircraft

Organization: Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Date:         22 Nov 93 15:41:18 PST
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>According to one reference I have, 417 DC-3s were produced up to the
>entry of the U.S. into World War II.  After Pearl Harbor, 194 of these
>were pressed into military service and another 10,238 were produced as
>the C-47 Dakota.  I'm not sure how many, if any, were produced after
>the way, as thousands of surplus C-47s were converted to civil use.

I know in South Africa there are some DC-3's that have had their psiton 
engines replaced with turboprops. Has this been done to any of the Dak's in 
other countries, and how successful has it been?