The Douglas DC-3 is a propeller-driven airliner and transport aircraft introduced in 1936, which had a permanent effect on the aviation industry pre-war. Designs for the aircraft were derived from its popular predecessors, the DC-1 and DC-2. After a long-lasting discussion between the CEO of American Airlines C.R. Smith and engineer Donald Douglas, Douglas had agreed to develop a sleeper aircraft, which was to replace American’s Curtiss Condor II in 1935. There was no protoype Douglas DC-3, the initial model was titled DST standing for Douglas Sleeper Transport. This was a low-wing, all-metal aircraft with conventional landing gear which performed well even on short runways. The DC-3 was a 21 seat variant of the DST, powered by either Wright R-1820 Cyclone, or Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp engines, depending on production.
Red Box is pleased to offer a great range of ground power equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units, aviation tools, and more, which are perfectly suited to the requirements of the Douglas DC-3 aircrafts.
This includes the popular RBI9400T mechanic hand trolley case complete with 161 BAHCO tools, the 747C tug, and the RBSC150 continuous power unit, which is ideal for diagnostic work, pre flight checks or for continuous powering of equipment during operations, without draining the onboard aircraft batteries. We also offer a combination of start and continuous power in one unit for the Douglas DC-3 aircrafts in our TC3000 range.
View all recommended ground power equipment, tools and Tugs for the Douglas DC-3 aircrafts below.