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HISTORIC AIRPLANES: DC-3

The DC-2 was successful enough to drive the Boeing 247 into retirement as company after company began to buy the Douglas aircrafts. Military orders grew as well, as the basic model design was adapted for various needs. In 1934, the Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. had brought in $5.3 million in sales.

Did you know?The success Douglas was beginning to achieve mushroomed beyond anyone's expectations with the next model, the DC-3. It was original designed as a sleeper version of the DC-2, and called the Douglas Sleeper Transport (DST). The day version of the craft was the DC-3, the airplane that finally allowed airline companies to make more profits from passengers than from airmail contracts.

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American Airlines DC-3 TWA DC-2
Pan Am DC-2 Western Air Exp DC3 posed next to a Douglas M2 biplane
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(top left) American Airlines DC-3

(top right) TWA DC-2

(bottom left) Pan Am DC-2

(bottom right) Western Air Exp DC3 posed next to a Douglas M2 biplane
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