Used both for commercial and military air transportation, the Douglas DC-3 was one of the most successful airliners in history. The aircraft’s efficiency, speed, and safety popularized air travel. It was the first airliner able to profit only from carrying passengers. Today, about 400 DC-3s are still flying.
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