-24,400 lb. max. gross take-off weight
-1000 mile range
This airplane was noisy &
uncomfortable compared to today’s standards but was very economical and sturdy
for the time.
By 1940s, 85% of the fleets
of all US domestic airlines consisted of DC-3s.
Pan Am owned approximately
90 DC-3s including ex-military conversions they acquired for $5000 to $8000