The twin-engine DC-3, developed by Douglas Aircraft Company, during the
mid-30s, can be defined as a real milestone in the history of civil aviation.
Its low-wing configuration, the good engines and the excellent performance
makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made and a real
revolution in the airline industry. In the civil aviation, a lot of commercial
operators and airlines used the American twin-engine to perform short and
medium range routes. For instance, Swissair, the national airline of
Switzerland, employed in the late ‘40s and in the ‘50s, the Dakota. Very soon the
aircraft has been appreciate for the high reliability, the low running costs
and the good loading capacity.
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