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Douglas DC-5 (C-110, R3D)
Technical Information

The Douglas DC-5 was developed as a 16/22 passenger civilian airliner, with a high wing and innovative tricycle landing gear (unique for the time). Designed to use either Pratt & Whitney R-1690 or Wright Cyclone engines, the prototype with Cyclone engines made its first flight on 20 February 1939 with Carl Cover at the controls. Prior to the US entry into World War II, one prototype and four production aircraft were constructed.

The three DC-5 used by the Allied Directorate of Air Transport (ADAT) in Australia, leased to Australian National Airways (ANA) with Australian registrations and operated by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as the C-110.

A total of 530 were built.

Technical Details
Crew  Three
Span  78 ft
Length  62 ft 2 in
Height  19 ft 10 in
Maximum Speed  230 mph at 7,700 ft
Capacity  16-22 passengers

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