HISTORIC AIRPLANES: DC-3
In the early 1930s, Boeing's 247 airplane
was the airplane to beat. Donald Douglas' company secured
a TWA contract for a new style of airplane. Douglas Commercial
Model 1 (DC-1), was produced in 1933. The model was tinkered
with and unveiled the following year. This DC-2 was successful
enough to make Boeing's 247 practically obsolete. Douglas
Aircraft engineers continued to tinker and improve their design.
Their first DC-3 was unveiled on December 17, 1935. While
not as revolutionary as the craft flown by the Wright Brothers
at Kitty Hawk 32 years ago on that date, the DC-3 changed
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