Douglas R2D-1

The designation Douglas R2D-1 was given to the first DC-2s to enter US military service. Five standard airliners were ordered by the US Navy, and were used as staff transport aircraft. Three went to the Navy, and were based at Anacostia, Pensacola and San Diego, while two went to the Marine Corps, and were based at Quantico, where they were operated by squadron VJ-6M. 

Engines: Wright R-1820-10 Cyclone x2
Power: 710hp each
Wing span: 85ft 0in
Length: 61ft 9in
Height: 16in 3.75in
Loaded weight: 18,200lb
Maximum speed: 210mph

Air War Home Page - Air War Index - Air War Links - Air War Books
WWII Home Page - WWII Subject Index - WWII Links - WWII Books - Day by Day

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 November 2008), Douglas R2D-1 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_douglas_R2D-1.html

Help - F.A.Q. - Contact Us - Search - Recent - About Us -  Subscribe in a reader - Join our Google Group - Cookies