This page explains the various types of the Douglas DC-3 family.

About the Douglas numbering scheme:

  • -DK: manufactured in the Douglas factory in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
  • -DL: manufactured in the Douglas factory in Long Beach, California, USA

List of all types

(work in progress)
Manufacturer Type Description Year introduced Number built
Douglas A-24B-1-DT
Douglas AC-47D
  • USAF Project Gunship I "Spooky"
  • also nicknamed "Puff, the Magic Dragon"
  • gunship developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War
1964 607
Basler Turbo Conversions BT-67
  • remanufactured and modified Douglas DC-3 / C-57 types
  • turboprop engines
  • strengthenend airframe
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6
1990 66
Douglas C-117D
  • "Skytrooper"
Douglas C-32A
Douglas C-39
Douglas C-41
Douglas C-41A
Douglas C-47
  • military version of the DC-3
  • "Skytrain"
  • with cargo door and reinforced floor
  • Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Douglas C-47-DL
Douglas C-47A
Douglas C-47A-1-DK
Douglas C-47A-1-DL
Douglas C-47A-10-DK
Douglas C-47A-15-DK
Douglas C-47A-15-DL
Douglas C-47A-20-DK
Douglas C-47A-20-DL
Douglas C-47A-25-DK
Douglas C-47A-25-DL
Douglas C-47A-30-DK
Douglas C-47A-30-DL
Douglas C-47A-35-DK
Douglas C-47A-35-DL
Douglas C-47A-40-DL
Douglas C-47A-45-DL
Douglas C-47A-5-DK
Douglas C-47A-5-DK
Douglas C-47A-60-DL
Douglas C-47A-65-DL
Douglas C-47A-70-DL
Douglas C-47A-75-DL
Douglas C-47A-80-DL
Douglas C-47A-85-DL
Douglas C-47A-90-DL
Douglas C-47B
Douglas C-47B-1-DK
Douglas C-47B-1-DL
Douglas C-47B-10-DK
Douglas C-47B-13-DK
Douglas C-47B-15-DK
Douglas C-47B-20-DK
Douglas C-47B-25-DK
Douglas C-47B-30-DK
Douglas C-47B-35-DK
Douglas C-47B-40-DK
Douglas C-47B-45-DK
Douglas C-47B-5-DK
Douglas C-47B-50-DK
Douglas C-47BC-47B
Douglas C-47D
Douglas C-47J
Douglas C-48-DO
Douglas C-49E
Douglas C-49H
Douglas C-49J
Douglas C-49J-DO
Douglas C-52B
Douglas C-53
  • military version of the DC-3
  • "Skytrooper"
  • troop transport
Douglas C-53-DO
Douglas C-53C
Douglas C-53D
Douglas C-53D
Douglas C-53D-DO
Douglas C47B-30-DK
Douglas C53-C
Douglas C53-D-DO
Douglas CC-129
Douglas CC-129
Douglas CC-129
Douglas DC-1
  • first model of the famous American DC "Douglas Commercial" transport aircraft series
  • 12 passengers
Douglas DC-2
  • improved version of the DC-1
  • 14 passengers, more engine power
Douglas DC-2-112
Douglas DC-2-115E
Douglas DC-2-118B
Douglas DC-2-142
Douglas DC-2-243
Douglas DC-3
  • improved version of the DC-2,
  • 21 passengers
  • more engine power and wider body compared to the DC-2
Douglas DC-3-178
Douglas DC-3-201
Douglas DC-3-201B
Douglas DC-3-201C
Douglas DC-3-201F
Douglas DC-3-227B
Douglas DC-3-227C
Douglas DC-3-227D
Douglas DC-3-229
Douglas DC-3-232A
Douglas DC-3-277
Douglas DC-3-277B
Douglas DC-3-277D
Douglas DC-3-313
Douglas DC-3-362
Douglas DC-3-454
Douglas DC-3-65TP
Douglas DC-3-C
Douglas DC-3-G102
Douglas DC-3-G202A
Douglas DC-3A
  • improved DC-3 with two 1,200 HP, 895 kW Pratt & Whitney R-1830-21 engines
  • Pratt & Whitney R-1830-21
Douglas DC-3A-197
Douglas DC-3A-197E
Douglas DC-3A-214
Douglas DC-3A-228C
Douglas DC-3A-228D
Douglas DC-3A-360
Douglas DC-3A-453
Douglas DC-3A-457
Douglas DC-3A-S1C3G
Douglas DC-3B
  • improved DC-3 with two Wright R-1820 "Cyclone" engines
Douglas DC-3C
  • ex-military C-47, C-53 and R4D types sold on the civil market
Douglas DC-3C-R
Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
Douglas DC-3D

The DC-3D production was made up with uncompleted C-117 (A & B) airframes and parts (not to be confused with the later C-117D). The C-117 was build under government contracts at the very end and after World War II. The DC-3D incorporated all the military structural developments and systems making for a very robust and versatile aircraft.

Douglas DC-3D-90C
Douglas DC-3TP
Douglas DC3-201A
Douglas DC3-A
Douglas DC3-D
  • built from remaining parts for some non-built C-47
Douglas DC3-G102A
Douglas DC3-G202A
Douglas DC3-S
  • "Super DC-3"
  • stretched version with angular wing tips
  • some designated as R4D-8 by the US Navy, 100 ordered
  • fully enclosed the landing gear when retracted
  • more information at dc3history.org
Douglas DC3C-S1C3G
Douglas DC3C-S4C4G
Douglas DST
  • "Doulgas Sleeper Transport", similar to the DC-3 but with 14 berths
Douglas DST-144
Douglas EC-47H
Nakajima & Showa Aircraft L2D
  • license-built Japanese version of the Douglas DC-3
Douglas LC-47H
Douglas R4D-1-DL
Douglas R4D-3
Douglas R4D-5
Douglas R4D-5L
Douglas R4D-6
Douglas R4D-6S
Douglas R4D-7
Douglas RC-47
Douglas TC-47B
Douglas TC-47B-25-DK
Douglas TC-47B-30-DK
Douglas TC-47B-35-DK
Douglas VC-47A
Douglas VC-47D
Douglas WC-47
Douglas XC-47C-DL Engines:
  • Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
1942 1
Douglas XC-53-A-DO
Лисунов Ли-2
  • license-built Soviet version of the Douglas DC-3
Лисунов Ли-2Т
  • polish bomber trainer version of the Ли-2