Douglas Dc-3 Dakota Manual

Douglas Dc-3 Dakota Manual : An insight into owning, flying and maintaining the revolutionary American transport aircraft

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The Douglas DC-3 Dakota revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry - and in particular the part it played in the Second World War - the `Dak' is widely regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever built. Using the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's ZA947 as its centrepiece, this Haynes Manual describes the Dakota's rugged anatomy and examines its operation from the viewpoints of its owners, aircrew and engineers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 210 x 272 x 14mm | 739.35g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • H5070
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0857330705
  • 9780857330703
  • 299,574

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The latest classic aircraft to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. Published in association with the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Unique insights into operating and maintaining the legendary 'Dak'. Includes detailed photos of full strip-down and major service. Step-by-step photos of engine change.
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`a fine tribute to this truly unique aircraft.' Colin Usher

`A fine tribute...few books have given the reader such a thorough look at one of aviation's most trusted creations' FlyPast

`This is a manual that may prove as popular and long-lived as its subject.' Firetrench

`combines authoritative text with modern-day colour photography and archive shots' Pilot
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About Louise Blackah

Aircraft restoration expert Paul Blackah MBE of the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire, Lancaster and Messerschmitt Bf109 Manuals. Louise Blackah, his wife, also an aircraft enthusiast, has worked with Paul on his other books. They live in Lincolnshire.
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