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  C-47 Skytrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota was a military transport that was developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner.
Douglas C-47 "Skytrains", 12th Air Force Troop Carrier Wing, loaded with paratroopers on their way for the invasion of southern France, 15 August 1944.
The Dakota I was the C-47, the Dakota II the C-53, the Dakota III the C-47A, and the Dakota IV was the C-47B variant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Douglas_Dakota   (860 words)

 Douglas Dakota Mk II - The Air Combat Wiki
By modifying the DC-2 design, Douglas was able to produce the Douglas Sleeper Transport, a plane equipped with either fourteen sleeper berths, as the DST, or twenty-eight standard seats as the DC-3.
Returning to the original civilian design of the Douglas Sleeper Transport, the C-47A could be outfitted with fourteen bunks for use as an aerial ambulance and the cargo area was roomy enough to hold a jeep and a 37mm gun.
Dakotas were used in Europe for the usual airborne operations as well as for drops of special agents into enemy territory under the auspices of the Special Operations Executive.
wikipedia.ketsujin.com /index.php/Douglas_Dakota_Mk_II   (909 words)

 The Douglas C-47 Dakota
Douglas was scrambling to meet orders for the DC-2 at the time and was reluctant to move off in another direction, but the company took the contract.
Douglas developed a new version of the DC-2 that had greater wingspan, enlarged tail, longer fuselage, and fuselage width increased by 66 centimeters (26 inches).
A number of Dakotas were unsurprisingly used as VIP transports, in a few recorded cases transporting the British Royal family, and both General Dwight Eisenhower and British Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery used the Dakota as their personal transport.
www.vectorsite.net /avc47.html   (7314 words)

 Warbird Alley: Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota
The Douglas DC-3 was born of the intense competition for modern commercial aircraft that characterized the post-World War I era.
It was the direct descendant of the DC-1, which first flew in 1933 as Douglas' initial response to a short supply of competitor, Boeing Aircraft's, landmark 10-passenger 247, the first, low-wing, all-metal airliner.
When, in 1934, American Airlines asked Douglas for a larger version of the DC-2 that would permit sleeping accommodations for transcontinental flights, Douglas responded with the 24 passenger (16 as a "sleeper" craft) DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport), the 24-passenger version of which was designated DC-3.
www.warbirdalley.com /c47.htm   (580 words)

 Douglas Dakota airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The Douglas C47, known as the Dakota in the Royal Air Force and Commonwealth services, became the world's best known transport aircraft.
Dakotas served in every theatre of the war, notably in Burma, during the D-Day landings and the airborne assault on Arnhem in 1944.
Most RAF Dakotas had been retired or sold by 1950, the last active aircraft leaving the service in 1970.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /douglas-dakota.htm   (279 words)

 Douglas DC-3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747).
The plane was the result of a marathon phone call from American Airlines CEO Cyrus Smith to Douglas demanding improvements in the design of the DC-2.
Douglas had developed an improved version, with a greater cargo capacity and a different wing, which it attempted to sell during this time frame but with all these surplus aircraft, the Super DC-3 did not sell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Douglas_DC-3   (929 words)

 Douglas North Dakota Resource Guide, City or community of Douglas, North Dakota Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ...
The distance from Douglas to Washington DC is 1433 miles.
The distance to the North Dakota state capital is 81 miles.
Douglas is positioned 47.85 degrees north of the equator and 101.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /ndcountydouglas.htm   (191 words)

 Hunter Douglas Remembrance Dakota - Raw Silk
Distinguished by classic, clean styling, these roller shades feature a smooth-operating clutch roller controlled by a continuous cord loop and are available with a variety of decorative hems, trims and pulls.
On all inside mounted roller shades you will have a 7/16" to 1/2" light gap on each side of the shade unless there is a window frame, trim, or drapery covering this space.
Please note: While the Hunter Douglas name for this fabric is "Raw Silk", it is not a silk fabric.
www.blinds.com /control/product/productID,8589   (269 words)

 Douglas Dakota
The Douglas Dakota served in all theatres of world war two, The Royal Air Force received its first Douglas Dakota's in April 1941, to 31 squadron which was serving in India.
The Douglas Dakota was developed from the civil airliner of the 1930's.
The last flight of a Douglas Dakota of the Royal Air Force was in 1970.
www.aviationartprints.com /douglas_dakota.htm   (1975 words)

 Senator Tim Johnson
Nestled in the Southeastern corner of South Dakota, Douglas County includes the cities of Armour, Corsica and Delmont.
As South Dakota’s senior Senator, Tim is well-positioned to secure federal funding for projects that are important to Douglas County and to all of South Dakota.
South Dakota recently built a $25 million law enforcement building that will house the Attorney General’s office, the Division of Criminal Investigation, the state crime lab, the law enforcement training academy, the state radio communications center, indoor firing ranges, exercise facilities, a gymnasium, and a cafeteria.
www.senate.gov /~johnson/county_douglas_10-06.html   (857 words)

 Douglas C-47 Dakota
Few aircraft are as well known or were so widely used for so long as the C-47 "Dakota", "Skytrain", "Biscut Bomber" or "Gooney Bird" and many other affectionate nicknames.
Showa/Nakajima L2D, was a Navy land-based twin-engined transport that was a license-built version of Douglas DC-3.
The Japanese had signed a licensing agreement with the Douglas company in February 1938 to build domestic versions of the DC-3, which they called the L2D or nicknamed "Tabby." At the time, the Douglas company was unaware that the Japanese navy intended to use the Tabby as military transport aircraft.
www.pacificwrecks.com /resources/tech/aircraft/dakota.html   (258 words)

 TP 79 Douglas Dakota
Dakota as the official name of the aircraft.
The ELINT crew that flew with the Dakotas belonged to FRA (Försvarets Radioanstalt = the Radio Establishment of the Defence).
A Catalina (Tp 47), searching for the missing Dakota, was in its turn shot down by a Soviet MiG-15.
www.avrosys.nu /aircraft/Transport/271Tp79.htm   (378 words)

 Douglas C
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain was a twin-engine medium transport used by the
The Douglas DC-3 Sleeper Transport first flew on 17 December 1935.
C-47 Dakotas also equipped an Australian squadron, a Greek flight, and a Thai detachment.
www.korean-war.com /KWAircraft/Commonwealth/RAAF/douglas_c47.html   (359 words)

 Douglas township, Dakota County, Minnesota (MN) Detailed Profile
Douglas township, Dakota County, Minnesota (MN) Detailed Profile
Back to: Dakota County, Minnesota (MN), All US cities.
82% of Douglas township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
www.city-data.com /township/Douglas-Dakota-MN.html   (88 words)

 Douglas travel guide - Wikitravel
Douglas is a very small town in Ward County, in the central area of North Dakota.
Douglas is located north of Lake Sakakawea, about 35 miles south and west of Minot.
There are no public accommodations in Douglas; the nearest are in Minot.
wikitravel.org /en/Douglas_(North_Dakota)   (277 words)

 Douglas Dakota
Without question, the transport workhorse of the Allies in World War II was the Douglas C-47, the military version of the immortal DC-3
The rugged C-47 was renowned in every theatre of war; but it is best remembered for its part in the Allied airborne operations in Europe in September 1944, culminating in the gallant failure of the British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhern.
In fact, the first Douglas commercial transports to be acquired by the US services were a number of
plane-crazy.purplecloud.net /Aircraft/WW2-Planes/Dakota/dakota.htm   (355 words)

 Corgi 1:144 Douglas Dakota IV KN628 - 24 Sqn. RAF Monty's Personal Aircraft (AA30013) | Antics Online
Corgi 1:144 Douglas Dakota IV KN628 - 24 Sqn.
If an award of recognition could be given to an aircraft for longevity of service, without a doubt one of the more qualified candidates would be the Douglas DC-3 and its military equivalent the C-47.
General Eisenhower was so impressed with the Dakota, that he named it as one of three machines that would win the war, the jeep, the tank and the Dakota.
www.aircraftmodels.co.uk /456_1_1516920.html   (267 words)

 Mission Statement
We provide a record of the people and events associated with the Douglas DC-3 /Dakota.
If you have any knowledge of or about a Douglas DC-3 / C-47 series aircraft please email us, as we would like to keep our records updated.
Presenting the history of the C-47, DC-1, DC-2, DC-3, Dakota and R4D aircraft.
www.dc3history.org /mission_statement.htm   (166 words)

 Douglas Dakota C47
First flight by the prototype was made from Clover Field (now Santa Monica) at 3pm on 17th December 1935, and 32nd anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.
For half a century the Douglas C-47 and its numerous derivatives has remained the most versatile aviation workhorse the world has ever known, and can arguably claim the title of World's Greatest Aircraft.
Born in brassy years of the mid-1930s, the DC-3 became the world's standard airliner, before donning warpaint as the world's standard military transport.
www.maltaaviationmuseum.com /dc3.asp   (224 words)

The initial demonstration and release of the Douglas R4D / DC-3 CD was held at MAAM's famous
The Douglas Dakota Mk III, serial KG374, marked YS-DM is without doubt the most famous Dakota in RAF service.
Douglas Dakota Mk III YS-DJ, KG444, "Pie Eyed Piper of Barnes", was piloted by Flt.
www.maam.org /flightsim/PACKAGES/R4D.htm   (1251 words)

 Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia, Douglas Dakota Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Douglas Dakota aircraft flying over the Naval Air Station HMAS Albatross
Four RAAF Dakota aircraft were transferred to the RAN - one in 1949, one in 1950 and two in 1968.
In the 1970s, two of the aircraft were sold, one Dakota went to the Naval Air Museum at Nowra and one to the RAN Historic Flight.
www.faaaa.asn.au /pictures/aircraft/dakota.htm   (92 words)

 Indian Air Force [Douglas Dakota C-47]
A C-47 Dakota from No.12 Bisons Squadron in the Kashmir Valley during the Kashmir War of 1947-48.
Over 100 C-47 Dakotas and DC-3s from many sources were pressed into service in support of Indian forces in Kashmir.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of BHARAT RAKSHAK is prohibited.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /IAF/Images/Classic/Transports08.html   (112 words)

 The3dStudio.com - Douglas C-47 Dakota USAF V5 Puff the Magic by Dreamscape Studios in aircraft airplane airplanes ...
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Douglas C-47 Dakota USAF V5 Puff the Magic
Brief description: The Douglas C-47 was a military version of the famous and long serving DC-3 built by Douglas.
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 Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG.
This page was last updated on 16 September 2006.
This list contains details about several hundred Douglas DC-3 aircraft and the other aircraft derived from them.
1965 The aircraft was acquired by the Douglas Flying club.
www.cnapg.org /dakota.htm   (1630 words)

 JetPhotos.Net Aviation Photos: ZA947
Remarks: The BBMF Dakota gets airborne at Flying Legends, the flightlines and Museum are visible in the background.
Remarks: The first Dakota I've ever seen in the air, and rather fine she is too!
Remarks: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Dakota taxiing at Flying Legends 2006.
www.jetphotos.net /showphotos.php?regsearch=ZA947   (231 words)

 Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane) books, find the lowest prices
Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane) books, find the lowest prices
The Dakota : A History of the Douglas Dakota in RAF and RCAF Service
Fifty Glorious Years : A Pictorial Tribute to the Douglas Dc3 1935-1985
www.allbookstores.com /Douglas_Dc-3_(Transport_Plane)_st.html   (124 words)

 Amazon.com: Douglas Dakota IV -Pilot's Notes: Books: Air Ministry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amazon.com: Douglas Dakota IV -Pilot's Notes: Books: Air Ministry
The Dakota IV is a twin-engined low wing transport aircraft, powered by Twin Wasp R1830-90C engines driving Hamilton paddle-bladed fully feathering propellers..." (more)
The Dakota IV is a twin-engined low wing transport aircraft, powered by Twin Wasp R1830-90C engines driving Hamilton paddle-bladed fully feathering propellers.
www.amazon.com /Douglas-Dakota-IV-Pilots-Notes/dp/0859790649   (592 words)

 More RT 2006
Dakota Cassidy and Sheri Fogarty are behind her.
Angela Knight and that guy again...and the one on the right is Denise Agnew in her costume for the Faerie Ball with her husband.
Kate Douglas hanging on to Angela Knight and hoping AK's talent will rub off.
www.katedouglas.com /RT2006/id2.htm   (527 words)

 Airliners.net Photos: UK - Air Force Douglas Dakota Mk...
Airliners.net Photos: UK - Air Force Douglas Dakota Mk...
ZA947 (cn 10200) Departing from RAF Coningsby to do yet another performance.
DOUGLAS DC-2 & DC-3 PHOTOS by member nwarooster
www.airliners.net /open.file/0937722/L   (110 words)

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