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Lisunov Li-2 - The Soviet DC-3

Lisunov Li-2 - The Soviet DC-3


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Lisunov Li-2 - The Soviet DC-3 - Volume 27
127 pages
b&w and color photos
Soft cover
28 x 22 cm
0,533 kg
English

When they bought a manufacturing licence for the DC-3 in 1936, the Soviet aircraft industry's decision-makers had no way of knowing the place the Douglas airliner would come to occupy in aviation's hall of fame. They also would have had no inkling as to the very significant role which the Soviet aircraft, which was based on the DC-3, would play in Russian aviation history.
Suitably adapted to make use of Russian engines and structural materials, the DC-3 entered production as the PS-84. Gradually the design drifted further from the US original. In 1941, production was moved from Moscow to Tashkent to escape the advancing German troops and the aircraft was redesignated the Li-2. The Li-2 was used in a wide variety of roles both during and after the Second World War. These ranged from that of a night bomber role during the conflict, to flights in support of Soviet Polar research in post-war years.