Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Dakota

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Douglas Dakota

Even without paint the Dakota looks elegant and impressive.

Douglas Dakota DDA

A number of Dakotas is now owned by organisations that keep the aircraft in condition, like this example of DDA Airlines (formely named Dutch Dakota Association) in old Martinair colours.
(Photo: Martinair)

Douglas Dakota Yankee Air Museum

Another preserved aircraft is this Dakota in flying condition of the Yankee Air Museum, based at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan.

Douglas DC-3 Specifications

Wing span: 95 ft 0 in (28.96 m).
Length: 64 ft 5 in (19.63 m).
Height: 16 ft 4 in (4.97 m).
Max takeoff weight: 28,000 lbs (12,701 kg).

Cruise Speed: 170 mph (274 km/h).
Range: 1,025 miles (1,650 km).
two Wright Cyclone R-1820, 1,475 hp (1,099 kW).

Douglas Dakota

This is how Dakota-fans like it: a line-up of their favourite aircraft, seen somewhere in Florida. The aircraft were in service with Missionary Flights International.

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