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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - C-47/DC-3 DAKOTA III & IV
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x 1,200 hp P&W R-1830 piston engines
Speed: 298 kph, 185mph mph
Range: 1 770km, 1,100miles
Seats: 2+27
Length: 19.66m, 64ft 6in
Span: 28.96m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 8 755kg, 19,300lb
Max T/O Weight: 14 061kg, 31,000lb
Period of Service: 1943 - ?

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
10 incidents recorded

C-47/DC-3 Dakota III & IV

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Douglas
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Light Tranport
 
Description:

Medium-range transport.

The C-47 was the military derivative of the civilian DC-3.


Images:

Dakota 6885 after winning the Rugby finals! Dakota 6877 'Dazzledak' of 25 Squadron. VIP Dakota 'Fleur' of 28 Squadron. Dakota 6898.