Douglas Dc-3

The Douglas DC-3, a propeller-driven airliner and transport aircraft, made its debut in 1936 and left an enduring impact on the pre-war aviation industry. Drawing inspiration from its popular predecessors, the DC-1 and DC-2, the aircraft’s conception was the result of extensive discussions between American Airlines CEO C.R. Smith and engineer Donald Douglas. In response to American Airlines’ need to replace its Curtiss Condor II in 1935, Douglas committed to developing a sleeper aircraft. Unlike conventional prototyping, there was no distinct Douglas DC-3 prototype; instead, the initial model was designated DST, representing Douglas Sleeper Transport.

The DST, a low-wing, all-metal aircraft with conventional landing gear, showcased impressive performance, especially on short runways. The DC-3 emerged as a 21-seat variant of the DST, featuring either Wright R-1820 Cyclone or Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp engines, depending on the production specifications.

Red Box proudly presents an extensive selection of ground power equipment tailored for the Douglas DC-3 aircraft, encompassing tugs, ground power units, start power units and more. These offerings are meticulously designed to meet the specific requirements of Douglas DC-3 aircraft.

Included in this range is the 747C tug, and the RBSC150 continuous power unit. These tools are ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous equipment powering during operations, all without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries. Additionally, we offer a combination of start and continuous power in one unit, specifically crafted for the Douglas DC-3 aircraft in our TC3000 range.


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