Douglas DC-3: A Legends of Flight Illustrated History

Autor Wolfgang Borgmann
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 28 noi 2023
The Douglas DC-3 was a twin-engine airliner that first flew in 1935 and was a pioneer during the early years of international commercial flight. An elegant and robust design, the DC-3 was the definitive American airliner of the immediate preWorld War II era and was flown by many of the world's most famous airlines at the time, such as Delta, Eastern, Pan Am, United, Swissair, Air France, Cathay Pacific, KLM, and many more. During the Second World War, the DC-3 was repurposed for military transport duty as the C-47 Skytrain (also affectionally known as the "Gooney Bird"); it was also flown by England as the "Dakota", and by the Soviet Union as theLisunov Li-2. Its wartime servicecemented the aircraft's legacy as one of history's great planes.
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ISBN-13: 9780764367106
ISBN-10: 0764367102
Pagini: 144
Ilustrații: 145 colour & b/w photos
Dimensiuni: 230 x 230 mm
Greutate: 0.89 kg
Colecția Schiffer Military

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Wolfgang Borgmann's enthusiasm for aviation was passed on to him by his parents, who were active in the aviation field. In his early years, he began building up an aviation historical collection that provides numerous rare photos and documents, as well as exciting background information, for his books. Since April 2000, Borgmann has been active as an author and freelance aviation journalist. Since February 2022, he works as editor for the leading German civil aviaiton magazine Aero International. He lives in Oerlinghausen, Germany. His website is