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Douglas DC-2 115B "HB-ITI" Swiss Air Lines, Dec 1934
General Background
The DC-2 (Douglas Commercial 2) was developed to compete with Boeing’s 247. With the success of the DC-1, Douglas decided to build on it. The two Douglas aircraft had similar shapes but the DC-2 had more powerful engines that made it capable of longer flights at faster speeds. The DC-2 was two feet longer and could carry two more passengers. The DC- 2 was an immediate success and became the first Douglas airliner to enter service with a non-U.S. airline. Between 1934 and 1937 Douglas built 156 DC-2’s.
Specifications :
First flight: May 11, 1934
Number produced: Number produced
Crew: 2 or 3
Length: 62.5 ft (19.1m)
Wingspan: 85 ft (25.9 m)
Height: 15 ft 10 in (4.8 m)
Empty: 12,455 lbs (5,560 kg)
Maximum: 18,560 lbs (8,420 kg)
Engines: 2 x Wright Cyclone GR-F53 9-cylinder radial producing 730 hp (540 kW) per
Maximum speed: 210 mph @ 6,800 ft (338 km/h)
Range: 1,085 miles (1,750 km)
Service ceiling: 22,750 ft (6,930 m)
Rate of climb: 1,030 ft/min (310 m/min)