The Douglas Dc-3 (Famous Aircraft Series)

By: Morgan, Len

Price: $15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is a bit of beginning curling to the front foredge of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "The DC-3 had many exceptional qualities compared to previous aircraft. It was fast, had a good range, was more reliable, and carried passengers in greater comfort. Before the war, it pioneered many air travel routes. It was able to cross the continental US from New York to Los Angeles in 18 hours and with only 3 stops. It is one of the first airliners that could profitably carry only passengers without relying on mail subsidies. Following the war, the airliner market was flooded with surplus transport aircraft and the DC-3 was no longer competitive due to its size and speed. It was made obsolete on main routes by more advanced types such as the Douglas DC-4 and Lockheed Constellation, but the design proved adaptable and useful on less glamorous routes. "

Title: The Douglas Dc-3 (Famous Aircraft Series)

Author Name: Morgan, Len

Illustrator: Illustrated by Richard Groh

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 15th Printing

Publisher: New York, Arco Publishing Co. Inc.: 1964

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A41091

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Len Morgan Douglas DC-3 Aircraft World War II Richard Groh Aeronautics / Astronautics,