Re: Douglas DC-5

Date:         20 Nov 97 02:53:40 
From:         Jack Cullen <yoda@daigobah.com>
Organization: WOMR-FM, 92.1MHz - OuterMost community Radio in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA
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There was, indeed, a Douglas DC-5.  I'm going off the top of my head
right now so I can't recall a few things -- like how many were built,
engine details, etc.  The DC-5 was a high wing, twin engine aircraft
that was a flop only because by the time Douglas could free up the space
on the production lines (due to the War Effort and the need for C-47s,
C-54s and C-118s, et al.), nobody was interested in a twin engine
airliner anymore -- especially when DC-3s/C-47s were, almost literally,
a dime a dozen.  There were a few sold and, I believe, KLM was one of
the buyers.  I believe it was about the same size as the DC-3, had
tricycle gear, and had a lot of the same general areodynamic shapes and
lines, although the wing was quite different.
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Jack Cullen
West Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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