Douglas DC-3 Dakota: An insight into owning, flying, and maintaining the revolutionary American

Douglas DC-3 Dakota: An insight into owning, flying, and maintaining the revolutionary American

by Paul Blackah
     
 

The Douglas DC-3 Dakota revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry, and in particular the part it played in the World War II, the Dakota is widely regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever built. Using the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s ZA947 as its centerpiece,

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The Douglas DC-3 Dakota revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry, and in particular the part it played in the World War II, the Dakota is widely regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever built. Using the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s ZA947 as its centerpiece, this Haynes Manual describes the Dakota’s rugged anatomy and examines its operation from the viewpoints of its owners, aircrew, and engineers.

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I found the book fascinating and fun to read, a break from the usual history of military types and their operational careers. It contains everything you could possibly want to know about owning and operating a DC-3, and probably a whole lot more. If you are interested in DC-3’s, this is a good book to have. Highly recommended." -International Plastic Modelers Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760342916
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
09/29/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
"I found the book fascinating and fun to read, a break from the usual history of military types and their operational careers. It contains everything you could possibly want to know about owning and operating a DC-3, and probably a whole lot more. If you are interested in DC-3’s, this is a good book to have. Highly recommended." -International Plastic Modelers Society

Meet the Author

Paul Blackah joined the RAF in 1976 and trained as an airframe fitter. In 1993 he was posted to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. His specialized knowledge of vintage aircraft is considered crucial to the maintenance of the aircraft in the flight. In the 1990s Paul was closely involved in the restoration-to-flight of the Messerschmitt Bf109F 'Black 6'. He is co-author with Alfred Price of the Supermarine Spitfire Manual. He lives in Lincolnshire, England.

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