New in Paperback. 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.
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.