HL8002
Douglas DC-2
Holyman Airways Pty
VH-USY
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
The DC-2 (Douglas Commercial 2) was developed to compete with Boeing’s 247. With the
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


Holymans Airways Pty Ltd was formed in 1932. In 1935 Holyman convinced the Australian
Government to lift the ban on the importation of U.S. built commercial aircraft. The first
Douglas DC-2 aircraft was delivered to Holymans Airways in January 1936 and entered
service on May18, 1936. It was registered as VH-USY c/n 1580 and was named “Bungana”
(meaning Big Chief in Tasmanian). Mergers saw Holymans Airways form Australian National
Airways Ltd. (ANA) with VH-USY joining the ANA fleet in November 1936. The aircraft
remained in service until December 1947.



Specifications Douglas DC-2
First flight - May 11, 1934
Number produced – 156
Crew – 2 or 3
Dimensions
Length – 62.5 ft   (19.1m)
Wingspan – 85 ft   (25.9 m)
Height – 15 ft 10 in   (4.8 m)
Weights
Empty – 12,455 lbs   (5,560 kg)
Maximum – 18,560 lbs   (8,420 kg)
Performance
Engines – 2 x Wright Cyclone GR-F53 9-cylinder radial producing 730 hp   (540 kW) per
engine
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)
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