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Douglas Cloudster Douglas Cloudster

1921

Single example of a Liberty-powered biplane built for an attempt at a non-stop flight across ...

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The DT-1 appeared in 1921 as a single-seat 298kW Liberty-powered (with side radiators) torpedo plane. ...

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Douglas DT

1921

Douglas DT

Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)

1923

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The US Post Office Department had been responsible for US internal air mail routes from ...

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Douglas M-1 / M-2 / M-3 / M-4

1925

Douglas M-1 / M-2 / M-3 / M-4

Douglas T2D Douglas T2D

1927

In July 1925 the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics ordered three Douglas XT2D-1 twin-engined torpedo-bomber/ ...

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Developed from the one-off Sinbad operated by the US Coast Guard, the Dolphin was a ...

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Douglas C-21/26/29 Dolphin

1930

Douglas C-21/26/29 Dolphin

Douglas BT Douglas BT

1930

The excellent flight characteristics of the Douglas O-2 family led to the conversion of 40 ...

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With the appearance of the Fokker XB-8, the last vestiges of the biplane age were gone from ...

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Fokker XB-8

1930

Fokker XB-8

Douglas B-7 / O-35 Douglas B-7 / O-35

1931

In the late 1920s the US War Department was taking note of developments in aircraft ...

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Designed and built to meet a US Navy requirement for a three-seat torpedo-bomber, the Douglas ...

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Douglas XT3D

1931

Douglas XT3D

Douglas DC-1 Douglas DC-1

1933


The Douglas Transport was originally developed for TWA. It entered production in 1933 as the ...

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Douglas DC-2

1934

Douglas DC-2

Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Douglas DC-3 / C-47

1935

One of the world's truly outstanding aeroplanes, the DC-3 resulted from American Airlines' requirement for ...

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Faced with a US Army Air Corps requirement of early 1934 for a bomber with ...

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Douglas B-18 Bolo

1935

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Douglas TBD Devastator Douglas TBD Devastator

1935

The prototype of the Devastator torpedo bomber flew for the first time on 15 April ...

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The YB-11 was the only bomber designed for the Air Corps for the dual role of land ...

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Douglas XP3D / YOA-5 / YB-11

1936

Douglas XP3D / YOA-5 / YB-11

Douglas A-20 / DB-7 / Boston / Havoc Douglas A-20 / DB-7 / Boston / Havoc

1938

The original DB-7 was built as a private venture, produced to the order of the ...

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An improved modification of Northrop BT-1 aircraft. Entered production in 1940. Was the most successful ...

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Douglas SBD Dauntless

1938

Douglas SBD Dauntless

Douglas B-23 Dragon Douglas B-23 Dragon

1939

The Douglas B-18, which had been designed to meet a US Army Air Corps requirement ...

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Designed at Douglas Aircraft Company's El Segundo facility, the Douglas DC-5 was developed as a ...

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Douglas DC-5 / R3D

1939

Douglas DC-5 / R3D

Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader

1940

The USAAF issued a requirement for an attack aircraft in 1940, before it had information ...

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The Douglas XB-19 was originally designated XBLR-2 (eXperimental Bomber Long-Range 2) and was the largest ...

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Douglas XB-19

1941

Douglas XB-19

Douglas DC-4 / C-54 Douglas DC-4 / C-54

1942

In response to the requirements of five major US airlines, Douglas designed and built the ...

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Early service use of the Douglas SBD Dauntless had convinced the US Navy of ...

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Douglas BTD Destroyer

1943

Douglas BTD Destroyer

Douglas XB-42 Douglas XB-42

1944

Under the initial designation Douglas XA-42 for an attack bomber, redesignated subsequently XB-42 as a ...

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Developed to satisfy a US Navy requirement of 1944 for a single-seat carrier-based dive bomber ...

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Douglas AD (A-1) Skyraider

1945

Douglas AD (A-1) Skyraider

Douglas C-74 Globemaster I Douglas C-74 Globemaster I

1945

Immediately after the United States became engaged in World War II, and particularly as a ...

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Built as an enlarged and pressurised DC-4 in order to compete with the Lockheed Constellation, ...

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Douglas DC-6 / C-118

1946

Douglas DC-6 / C-118

Douglas XB-43 Douglas XB-43

1946

Anxious to speed the development of a pure jet bomber, the US Army Air Force ...

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Experimental high-speed research plane, first flew in May 1947. On August 25, 1947 set a ...

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Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak

1947

Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak

Douglas Cloudster II Douglas Cloudster II

1947

The Cloudster II was a small, one-of-a-kind transport using a tail-mounted propeller. It first flew ...

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Experimental high-speed research plane with combined propulsion: turbo-jet for take-off and rocket engine for high-altitude ...

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Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket

1948

Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket

Douglas F3D (F-10) Skyknight Douglas F3D (F-10) Skyknight

1948

A US Navy requirement for a turbojet-powered carrier-based night fighter resulted in Douglas receiving a ...

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There was little doubt of the load-carrying capability of the C-74 and when, in late ...

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Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

1949

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

Douglas A2D Skyshark Douglas A2D Skyshark

1950

The turboprop engine offered to provide the power that early jets lacked. However, no manufacturer really ...

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US Navy interest in German delta-wing research led, in 1947, to the design by Douglas ...

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Douglas F4D Skyray

1951

Douglas F4D Skyray

Douglas B-66 Destroyer Douglas B-66 Destroyer

1952

US Air Force involvement in the Korean War highlighted an urgent need for a high ...

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The largest and heaviest aircraft designed for operation from an aircraft-carrier when the Douglas El ...

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Douglas A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior

1952

Douglas A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior

Douglas DC-7 Douglas DC-7

1953

Design and development of the Douglas DC-7 were prompted by American Airlines, which was seeking ...

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The US Air Force, Navy and NACA (predecessor to NASA) all invested in this extraordinary research ...

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Douglas X-3 Stiletto

1954

Douglas X-3 Stiletto

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster Douglas C-133 Cargomaster

1956

The C-133 was a four-engined transport which - although not much bigger in overall dimensions ...

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The Douglas F5D was envisaged originally as an improved all-weather development of the F4D (F-6) ...

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Douglas F5D Skylancer

1956

Douglas F5D Skylancer



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