The first modern airliner, the Boeing 247 marked the beginning of a new era. Versatile, easy to maneuver, and economical to operate, the 247 quickly outperformed other transports of the period. United Air Lines, which had a monopoly on the production of 247s, was soon outdistancing its competition. This forced TWA to go to Douglas Aircraft to request a new plane which could compete with -- even outperform -- the 247. The result of this challenge was the development of one of the most significant planes in aviation history -- the Douglas DC-3.

Serial Number:
1729
Registration:
N13347
Wingspan:
74.00ft
Length:
52ft
Height:
12ft
Wing Area:
836.13ft²
Empty Weight:
9,144lbs
Gross Weight:
13,650lbs
Maximum Speed:
200mph
Cruise Speed:
189mph
Power Plant:
Two Pratt & Whitney S1H1-G "Wasp" 550 horsepower engines
Range:
745miles

The first modern airliner, the Boeing 247 marked the beginning of a new era. Versatile, easy to maneuver, and economical to operate, the 247 quickly outperformed other transports of the period. United Air Lines, which had a monopoly on the production of 247s, was soon outdistancing its competition. This forced TWA to go to Douglas Aircraft to request a new plane which could compete with -- even outperform -- the 247. The result of this challenge was the development of one of the most significant planes in aviation history -- the Douglas DC-3.

Serial Number:
1729
Registration:
N13347
Wingspan:
74.00ft
Length:
52ft
Height:
12ft
Wing Area:
836.13ft²
Empty Weight:
9,144lbs
Gross Weight:
13,650lbs
Maximum Speed:
200mph
Cruise Speed:
189mph
Power Plant:
Two Pratt & Whitney S1H1-G "Wasp" 550 horsepower engines
Range:
745miles