This is your chance to own an original piece of this Douglas DC-3!
As the Dakota operated all around the world, often under very harsh conditions it experienced smaller and larger mishaps which led to replacing parts. This was sometimes done in a hangar with all necessary equipment, but sometimes also in the middle of nowhere, without the right equipment. But still everything was done to make the repairs and get the DC-3 in the air again. We suspect that this item experienced a latter repair as a big part of the wingtip was simply torn off.
It makes an excellent showpiece, with lots of history, at your wall. It can be used on both sides, one is torn off and the other is the inside of the wingtip and looks much cleaner.
You could decorate it with a few smaller aviation memorabilia, or enjoy it just as is.
In its long history, which continues to this day, this iconic aircraft was known by various names and designations. Dakota, Skytrain and Gooney Bird, are just a few of these names. Loved by her crew and the passengers who made sure they got to the right destination.
The first aircraft in the DC-series was first flown in 1933 and adopted by dozens of airlines around the world. Things changed dramatically when World War II broke out and the DC-3 was chosen by the United States Army Air Force in 1941 as the transport plane of choice. The military designation became C-47 and over 10.000 were built for US operations.
After the war it plaid a major role by connecting all the different countries around the world and many other military conflicts. Up to this day many military and civilian operators continued to operate this aircraft!
Because we carefully search for and curate all the pieces in our collections, we almost hate to part with any of them. Have you come across a piece you simply have to have? Feel free to call, e-mail or even visit us. We’ll be happy to tell you more about it, to send you more detailed photos and discuss the particulars of pricing, availability, and delivery.