Douglas DC-5 (oz15333)

 

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Douglas DC-5. Free flight scale twin model, for rubber power.

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Quote: "...two Douglas plans that I completed recently. The first plan is the Douglas DC-5: 1939 airliner. The Douglas DC-5 was a 16-to-22-seat, twin-engine propeller aircraft intended for shorter routes than the Douglas DC-3 or Douglas DC-4. By the time it entered commercial service in 1940, many airlines were canceling orders for aircraft. Consequently, only five civilian DC-5s were built."

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  • (oz15333)
    Douglas DC-5
    by Tom Akery
    May 2024 
    36in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Multi
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 30/05/2024
    Filesize: 248KB
    Format: • PDFvector
    Credit*: TomAkery
    Downloads: 397

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An interesting plan--and an interesting plane. I think the five commercial versions went to serve with a KLM affiliate in Indonesia.
The Navy and Marine Corps bought some. One use was parachute training at Gillespie Field just east of San Diego. I had a friend, now deceased who joined the Marines in the fall of 1941. He got parachute training--bailing out of the Navy's version of the DC 5 at Gillespie Field in the late winter and early spring of 41-42. By late spring the Marines decided they didn't need a parachuter regiment. Most of the would be parachuters--including my friend--were landed on Tulagi off Guadalcanal in August 1942.
Mike Myers - 05/06/2024
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