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Douglas C-47 SkyTrain 43-48608 "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber", WWII
General Background
The Douglas DC-3 (DC – Douglas Commercial) is considered by many as the aircraft that revolutionized commercial air travel in the 20th Century. The maiden flight of the DC-3 took place on December 17, 1935, the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brother's historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Now airlines were able to be profitable without depending on U.S. Mail subsidies and passengers could now fly transcontinental with just one re-fueling stop. There are many DC-3s still flying 75 years after their maiden flights
Specifications :
Role: Passenger/Cargo
Crew: 2
Passenger Capacity: 21/32
Length: 64 ft 8 in (19.7 m)
Wingspan: 95 ft 2 in (29.0 m)
Height: 16 ft 11 in (5.16 m)
Empty: 16,865 lbs (7,650 kg)
Gross: 25,199 lbs (11,430 kg)
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp 14-cylinder Air-cooled 2-row Radial Piston, Producing 1,200 hp (890 kW) each
Propellers: 3-bladed Hamilton Standard 23E50, 11.5 ft (3.5 m) diameter
Fuel Capacity: 822 U.S. gal (3,736 l)
Speeed: Maximum @ 8,500 ft (2,590 m) – 230 mph (200 kn) (370 km/h)
Normal Cruise: 207 mph (180 kn) (333 km/h)
Rate Of Climb: 1,130 ft/min (5.7 m/s)
Service Ceiling: 23,200 ft (7,100 m)