Douglas

Douglas aircraft was an American manufacturer based in Santa Monica, Southern California that was founded in 1921 by Donald Wills Douglas Sr.

An early success was the circumnavigation of the world by aircraft by 4 Douglas DT's in 1924.

The companies most famous aircraft are the DC series, the original DC-2 being the forerunner of the famous DC-3, known as the C-47 in military service. 10,174 copies of this aircraft was built during World war 2, with many of them still flying around the world.

The company entered the jet age in 1958 with the DC-8 airliner, this was followed by the short range DC-9 in 1965 and DC-10 wide body tri-jet in 1971.

On 28th April 1967 the company merged with the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to form McDonnel Douglas. This company further merged with Boeing in 1997.

Douglas DC-8 airliner

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DC-2/DC-3/C-47

The DC-2 was a 14 seat twin engined low wing monoplane with production starting in 1934. A larger version of the aircraft, the DC-3 started production in 1935. The DC-3 had a capacity of between 21 and 32 passengers and was developed as a sleeper version of the DC-2. Civilian production ended in 1942 after 607 aircraft were produced. The military version, the C-47, known as the Skytrain in US service and the Dakota in British service the aircraft was used as a transport, glider tug and paratroop aircraft. It was also converted into a gunship during the Vietnam war.

 

DC-8

The DC-8 was the first jet aircrft from Douglas, it was produced as a rival to the Boeing 707. The aircraft was a mid to long range aircraft powered by four Pratt & Whitney JT3 engines and was produced between 1958 and 1972, some aircraft were powered by the Rolls Royce Conway engine. The aircraft was also used as a cargo aircraft with some aircraft re engined with CFM56 turbojets. A total of 556 aircraft were built.

 

DC-9

The DC9 was a twin engined short to medium range single aisle airliner that entered service in 1965 with Delta Air Lines. There were many versions of the DC-9 produced, the last version being the Boeing 717 produced after the merger with Boeing.

The aircraft was also known as the MD-80 series produced by McDonnell Douglas . Originally the aircraft was powered by the Pratt & Whitney JT8D. Over 2,441 DC9 family were produced.

 

DC-10

The DC-10 was a three engined wide body long range airliner built to rival the smaller versions of the 747 and the very similar Lockheed TriStar. The aircraft had a difficult entry into service with a number of accidents and incidents. After the early difficulties the aircraft had a long service life and was the basis of the KC-10 extender air-to-air refueling aircraft and the MD-11 passenger and cargo aircraft. The aircraft entered service in 1971 and the last passenger aircraft was withdrawn in 2018. 446 DC-10's were built.

 


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Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle V1823 flew on D-Day, dropping paratroopers.


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