Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - Douglas DC-3 Dakota
Bill Maloney

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01DouglasDC3Dakota 02DouglasDC3DakotaTail 03DC3DakotaMainGear 04DC3DakotaTailWheel
01 Douglas DC-3 Dakota 02 Douglas DC-3 Dakota Tail 03 DC-3 Dakota Main Gear 04 DC-3 Dakota Tail Wheel
05DC3DakotaTailWheel 06DC3DakotaWing 07WrightCycloneR1820RadialEngine 08WrightCycloneR1820RadialEngine
05 DC-3 Dakota Tail Wheel 06 DC-3 Dakota Wing 07 Wright Cyclone R-1820 Radial Engine 08 Wright Cyclone R-1820 Radial Engine
09WrightCycloneR1820OilPan 10DC3DakotaNose 11PropellerArcWarning 12DouglasDC3Dakota
09 Wright Cyclone R-1820 Oil Pan 10 DC-3 Dakota Nose 11 Propeller Arc Warning 12 Douglas DC-3 Dakota
13DouglasDC3Dakota 14DouglasDC3Dakota 15DakotaTail 16DakotaElevatorTrimTab
13 Douglas DC-3 Dakota 14 Douglas DC-3 Dakota 15 Dakota Tail 16 Dakota Elevator Trim Tab

Douglas DC-3 Dakota Specifications:

More Douglas C-47 Dakotas, a DC-3 Skytrain, and a Naval RD4
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Another C-47 Skytrain the military version of the DC-3, can be found at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY A Douglas C-47 Skytrain at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH
Douglas DC-3 Douglas RD4, Naval Version of the C-47
A Douglas DC-3 Skytrain New England Air Museum near Hartford, CT A naval version of the Dakota, the RD4 can be found at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA
Douglas C-47 at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, DE Douglas C-47 Skytrain at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
A C-47 Skytrain at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, DE A C-47 Skytrain at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
Douglas C-47 Dakota C-47 Skytrain
Douglas C-47 Dakota at the Royal Canadian Air Force Museum in Trenton, Ontario, Canada One more C-47 Skytrain right here at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
Douglas R4D Skytrain Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas R4D Skytrain at the Wings of Eagles Museum in Horseheads, NY A C-47 Skytrain at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, OH

Length: 76 feet, 4 inches
108 feet, 0 inches
22 feet, 0 inches
Empty - 18,135lbs Max Takeoff - 26,000lbs
Max Speed: 224mph at 8,500 feet
Cruise Speed: 160mph
Range: 3,600 miles
Service Ceiling: 26,400 feet
Fuel Capacity: 804 gallons in wings, optional 900 additional gallons in 9 cabin tanks
Powerplant: Two Pratt & Whitney R1830 radial engines 1,200hp each
First Flight : December 17, 1935
Cost: $233,000

The tipoff that this Dakota is a DC-3 and not a C-47 is the cabin door.

Here's an interesting Youtube DC-3 Dakota video showing the startup of the Dak from a cockpit point of view. One more DC-3 Youtube Video of the Dakota doing a number of low level passes. Sound is a must for this video! Another Canadian C-47Dakota Youtube Video of a DAK taking off and doing a flyby.

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