Douglas DC-1/2/3 Special Edition CD

Price: $24.95

  • CD contains 10 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • Allow 1 week for US delivery

July 1973

  • Douglas DC, Part II – The Gooney Goes To War
  • “Go In and Get A Hit!” – Flying the TBD Devastator & TBF Avenger
  • Night Creature, flying WWII’s most fearsome night fighter, the P-61 Black Widow
  • Flying Machines The Fates Forgot, concluding the Emsco story

January 1981

  • DC-3 Goes To War
  • Wild Weasel Thuds in Vietnam
  • Vigilante, The Navy’s Last Heavyweight

February 1981

  • Douglas C-47 Gooney Bird Markings
  • Israel’s 1948 Three Bomber Air Force
  • Northrop’s Forgotten Floatplane, the N-3PB

June 1981

  • Japan’s DC-4 Bomber
  • Convair F-105 Delta Dart

June 1984

  • The DC-3/C-47 in Foreign Service
  • The F-106 Bows Out
  • Grumman’s F-11F – The Reluctant Tiger

March 1993

  • Flying Forever, the Turbo version of the Douglas DC-3
  • Storm Bird, The Me-262 Jet Fighter

March 1994

  • Flying the Berlin Airlift
  • Ultimate P-6E Hawk
  • Dornier Bombers of the Luftwaffe
  • What Happened to the V-22 Osprey?

December 1998

  • History of US Military Aircraft… C-47, C-54, C-82, C-119, C-123, XC-99, C-124, C-130, C-133, C-141, C-5A, C-17
  • Graphic gallery of Air Transport
  • Allied airpower’s D-Day invasion failures, great interdiction

March 2006

  • Douglas DC-3
  • J-35 Draken! – 50 years of Sweden’s Mach 2 delta
  • The airplanes that wouldn’t die – First in a series
  • Aircraft designations – Mysteries revealed!

April 2006

  • Mr. Naval Aviation – The R.G. Smith Story
  • Cockpits – It’s what’s up front that counts!
  • Bell 47 – The whirlybird

Bonus Features

  • DC-3 Operation Manual
  • C-47 Flight Handbook
  • C-47 Flight Manual
  • C-47 Operating Instructions
  • C-47 Pilot Training Manual
  • C-47 Skytrain Manual
  • C-117D Flight Manual

Vital Statistics

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers
  • Length: 60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
  • Wingspan: 85 ft 0 in (25.91 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 0 in (4.88 m)
  • Wing area: 942 sq ft (87.5 m²)
  • Empty weight: 11,780 lb (5,343 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 17,500 lb (7,938 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Wright Cyclone SGR-1820F3 9-cylinder radial engines, 710 hp (530 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 mph (183 knots, 338 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 190 mph (165 knots, 306 km/h) at 8,000 ft (2,440 m)
  • Range: 1,000 mi (870 nmi, 1,610 km)
  • Service ceiling: 23,000 ft (7,010 m)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two-three
  • Capacity: 14 passengers
  • Length: 62 ft 6 in (19.1 m)
  • Wingspan: 85 ft 0 in (25.9 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 10 in (4.8 m)
  • Wing area: 940 ft² (87.3 m²)
  • Empty weight: 12,455 lb (5,650 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 18,560 lb (8,420 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Wright GR-1820-F53 Cyclone 9-cylinder radial engines, 730 hp (540 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 mph at 6,800ft (338 km/h / 182 kts)
  • Range: 1,085 mi (1,750 km)
  • Service ceiling: 22,750 ft (6,930 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,030 ft/min (310 m/min)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Capacity: 21–32 passengers
  • Length: 64 ft 8 in (19.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 95 ft 2 in (29.0 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 11 in (5.16 m)
  • Wing area: 987 sq ft (91.7 m2)
  • Empty weight: 16,865 lb (7,650 kg)
  • Gross weight: 25,199 lb (11,430 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 822 gal. (3736 l)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 1,100 hp (820 kW) each
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp 14-cyl. air-cooled two row radial piston engine, 1,200 hp (890 kW) each
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Hamilton Standard 23E50 series, 11.5 ft (3.5 m) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 kn; 370 km/h (230 mph) at 8,500 ft (2,590 m)
  • Cruise speed: 180 kn; 333 km/h (207 mph)
  • Stall speed: 58.2 kn (67 mph; 108 km/h)
  • Service ceiling: 23,200 ft (7,100 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,130 ft/min (5.7 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 25.5 lb/sq ft (125 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.0952 hp/lb (156.5 W/kg)

General characteristics

  • Crew: four (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radio operator)
  • Capacity: 28 troops
  • Payload: 6,000 lb (2,700 kg)
  • Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
  • Wingspan: 95 ft 6 in (29.41 m)
  • Height: 17 ft 0 in (5.18 m)
  • Wing area: 987 ft² (91.70 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA2215 / NACA2206
  • Empty weight: 18,135 lb (8,226 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 26,000 lb (11,793 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 31,000 lb (14,061 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 224 mph (195 kn, 360 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
  • Cruise speed: 160 mph (139 kn, 257 km/h)
  • Range: 1,600 mi (1,391 nmi, 2,575 km)
  • Ferry range: 3,600 mi (3,130 nmi, 5,795 km)
  • Service ceiling: 26,400 ft (8,045 m)
  • Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 9.5 min

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