The Douglas DC-3 is recognized universally as the greatest and most successful transport aircraft of its time, if not of all time. The aircraft made air travel a popular mode of transport during its time, raising awareness about air travel and, with it, airline profits. Tracing its origins, one learns that the Douglas DC-3 aircraft was developed to directly compete with the current industry leader, the Boeing 247. The Boeing 247 was an aircraft manufactured exclusively for United Airlines. A prototype was produced in 1933 dubbed the DC-1, followed by a small fleet of DC-2 aircraft the following year. Another model, dubbed the DC-3, was manufactured and put into service by 1936 due to American Airlines president C. R. Smith’s desire for a larger aircraft.
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