The Douglas DC-3 (or C-47 in its military guise) is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner that revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.
The DC-3 had many exceptional qualities compared to previous aircraft. It was fast, had a good range and could operate from short runways. It was also reliable, easy to maintain and carried passengers in greater comfort. Before the war it pioneered many air travel routes. It was able to cross the continental United States, making transcontinental flights and worldwide flights possible.
Civil DC-3 production ended in 1942 with only 607 aircraft being produced. However, together with its military derivative, the C-47 (designated the Dakota in RAF Service), over 16,000 were built. Following the Second World War, the airliner market was flooded with surplus C-47s.
We’ve shot with these numerous times from Airliner roles in the British Airways Aviators Commercial to wartime and George Lucas “Red Tails”. If you”d like to talk about the examples available then please give us a call..
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New fleet addition! A rather spectacular 1970’s HS125 exec jet cockpit. On a trailer for easy transport, cockpit windows float for camera as do rear sections. Call for details! #ukfilm #hs125 #aircraftfilming #avgeek #avgeeks https://t.co/ZB8rl8SaBW4th December 2018
Both bf108s together, G-OTME & G-ETME s/no 197 & 274. Some engineering templating going on over the next couple of months to get G-OTME over the finish line. #bf108, #me108, #avgeek, #avgeeks https://t.co/jXF4Z6vd6M1st December 2018
Arh, happy memories of sunny days with you holding your BUTX close to me... #avgeek, #avgeeks, #bf108, me108 https://twitter.com/smeebatics/status/106814400239707340929th November 2018
Mr McIntyre making a complete joke of one of our sets... https://twitter.com/McInTweet/status/106600990447185920026th November 2018
Had a weekend test fitting for the Bf108. We’re going to steal an idea from a German example. Original instruments but with a modern stack of EFIS and radios hidden in the glove boxes. Found an original set of Messerschmitt lap straps for refurb! #avgeek #avgeeks #bf108 #me108 https://t.co/6cFqNnbmf719th November 2018
Nice to be part of something nice. Our second Starship 1 build of the year! Still a few weeks left if you want to be the hattrick? #ukfilm John Lewis & Partners Christmas Ad 2018 - #EltonJohnLewis 🎹 https://youtu.be/mNbSgMEZ_Tw via @YouTube15th November 2018
Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…