Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6385 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1003 times:
This thread talks about civil aircrafts.
The vast majority of "DC-3s" were built as military C-47s. Many were later converted to civil airliner. But many thousand didn't survive the war or were worn out during the Berlin Airlift.
I don't know how many. But I doubt that more DC-3s than 737s have flown as civil airliners.
But they are probably pretty close.
Best regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
Aerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 972 times:
This is true of the 737, as far as airliners go, but the most produced aircraft of all time is a tie between the Bonanza and the 172, at around 37,000 each. (note:some were produced in other countries)