Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13 Posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6293 times:
One generally only ever hears about the DC-3 and that approximately 10 000 were built. However, the Super-DC-3 succeeded the ordinary DC-3 with new wings and empennage, redesigned landing gear, lengthened fuselage and more powerful engines. How many of this model were built and in what year did production cease?
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6270 times:
The Super DC-3 was an unabashed failure, with exactly 3 built for the civilian market. The U.S. Navy kept the line going (in a way) by upgrading ~100 of it's R4Ds (DC-3s) to R4D-8 Super DC-3 standard.
The Super DC-3 went out of new build production as quickly as it came in, but the exact year escapes me.