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.
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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