Douglas DC-2 - This was the first type of airplane that the author was assigned to co-pilot, and he soon learned the various idiosyncratic aspects of the pioneering design.
Douglas DC-3 - This plane was a 21- to 32-seat, fixed-wing, twin-propeller driven airplane that featured amenities such as optional sleeping berths and on-board kitchen facilities. During World War II, these planes were adapted for wartime use and served with distinction on many fronts.
Lockheed Lodestar - Although relatively few of these aircraft were produced, the design was widely adapted to military use during World War II---only about six hundred, including all variants, were built. The author and others flew several of these to South America to deliver them for foreign commercial airline use.
C-47 Skytrain or Dakota - The modified fuselage of this airplane allowed carrying of increased payloads. The author notes that the stripped-down interior was...
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