DC3 Southern Skies Pioneer

Author(s): Brian Lockstone and Paul Harrison


The Douglas DC3/Dakota has a remarkable history around the world. First built in the 1930s, they were adaptable aircraft that filled a variety of roles: for military transport, commercial travel and even topdressing. DC3: Southern Skies Pioneer tells the story of the DC3 down under. This remarkable aircraft was first introduced to New Zealand during WWII and became a vital part of the NZRAF fleet. It carried everything from spare parts and mail to food and POWs, and was involved in fighting in the Solomon Islands and support of New Zealand fighter and bomber squadrons.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869413903
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : March 2000
  • : 246x189mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 164pp
  • : Illustrations (some col.), ports.
  • : Brian Lockstone and Paul Harrison
  • : Paperback