Douglas DC-3 1/32" Scale Model Kit Wingspan: 35.50". Includes die-cut balsa parts, propeller, tissue, realistic plastic details, full-scale diagrams, step-by step directions, landing gear wire and wheels, and decal sheets for civilian and military versions. For ages 12 up. MADE IN USA. Kit markings may not match markings in photos.
The Douglas DC-3 helped move the air transport industry from a novelty into the industry that it is today. Its speed and range far exceeded its competitors and its durability is legendary.
Its civilian career was interrupted by World War II and the DC-3 became the C-47 transport which served in multiple roles across all theatres of the war. After the war surplus C-47 went back to work hauling passengers and cargo around the globe. In 1998 400 DC-3's were still in regular service. All told 16,000 + were built including 4000 under license in Russia.