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Like the Spitfire, and a relatively small number of other classic aircraft, the DC-3/C-47 Dakota is a breed apart, distinguished not only by her exceptional design, engineering, durability, performance, and her many other fine characteristics, but by her enormous base of admirers. To the millions of her passengers, and the enthusiastic captains and crews who have operated these planes for more than 70 years, and those whose lives have been affected by her in the most dramatic ways, she is unforgettable. Without question, the great Douglas Plane changes history, opening the era of modern air travel in the 1930's and as the backbone of allied air transport in the Second World War. In this new book, 'Legend', the fascinating wartime and post-war history of a significant surviving veteran of that war, the C-47A N1844A is traced, along with the pre-war, wartime and post-war story of the fabulous DC-3/C-47 Dakota type. 'Legend' is a powerful, impressive celebration of one of the most important machines of all time. In his book Crusade in Europe, General Dwight Eisenhower wrote: 'Most senior officers regard as the most vital to our success...the bulldozer, the jeep, the two and a half ton truck, and the C-47'. None of these had been designed for their combat role.
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Philip Kaplan is a well-known and respected author - most recently of the phenomenally successful 'Spitfire-the One'
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Book Description Peter Livanos & Philip Kaplan, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Having revolutionized air travel in the 1930s, the Douglas DC-3 was adapted so successfully for military use that General Eisenhower identified it as one of the four most important pieces of equipment of the Second World War (along with the Jeep, the bulldozer and the 2½ ton truck). This large-format volume tells the story of the groundbreaking airliner and is extensively illustrated with archive photographs, memorabilia and promotional materials from the DC-3's civil and military career. Seller Inventory # 502502
Book Description Peter Livanos and Philip Kaplan, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New. Pristine, unmarked. Publisher's shrinkwrap. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 018567
Book Description Peter Livanos And Philip Kaplan, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 272 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0955706114
Book Description Vine House Distribution, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0955706114
Book Description Peter Livanos and Philip Kaplan, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0955706114
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Book Description Peter Livanos and Philip Kapla, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110955706114