About the Douglas DC-3

The Douglas DC-3 is a twin-engine fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner that was produced between 1936 and 1942 and in 1950. It made its maiden flight at Clover Field, Santa Monica, California in 1935 and was introduced in 1936.

With a high cruise speed and a long range it revolutionized air transport and passenger flights. The all-metal construction made it a very durable design and an estimate of 2000 The Douglas DC-3’s are still flying today. No other transport vehicle in the world has such longevity and is still commercially operational in these numbers.

When the US entered World War 2 in 1941, the Douglas DC-3 production was scaled up, in the top year of production (1944) there were more than 4200 built. After the Japanese surrendered mid August in 1945 the production was stopped overnight.

Because of the large amount of spares, engines and airframe parts they could still build the DC-3 in limited numbers for another year. This means that all the wings and bodyparts that we use from this airplane to create our aviation furniture, are almost 75 years.

We have searched the world in jungles, mountain tops, aircraft boneyards, airports and many other places to find the authentic parts that we have turned in the Douglas DC-3 aviator desk and the Douglas DC-3 aviator lounge table
We als offer authentic 3-blade propellors from this magnificient aircraft that can be mounted on a wall or beam.

Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Dakota documentary

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