Douglas DC-3

Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

The most successful airliner in history, the Douglas DC-3 dominated both commercial and military air transportation from its introduction in 1935 until after World War II. It was the first airplane that could make money by carrying only passengers. This DC-3 flew nearly 57,000 hours for Eastern Air Lines from 1937 to 1952.  Learn more about the history of air transportation

Categories: Aerodynamics
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