Historical Fleet

Meet the planes that over the decades made us fly and dream.


A legend of the air, and undoubtedly one of the most memorable planes of all time. The DC-3 played a crucial role in both military aviation and the massification of commercial aviation. Safe, comfortable and easy to operate, it is still admired by pilots and aviation enthusiasts. You can see a replica of TAP's DC-3 at the Air Museum.

Years in service of TAP: 14 (1945 - 1959)

Characteristics Value
Manufacturer  Douglas Aircraft Company (USA)
Wingspan  28.95 m 
Length 19.67 m
Cruising speed 270 km/h
Number of passengers 21 people 
Number of Crew 4 (Pilot, co-pilot, radiotelegrapher, and flight attendant) 
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