HL8004
Douglas DC-2-115B "EC-AAY"
L.A.P.E, Spanish Republican Government
May 1935
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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
success of the DC-1, Douglas decided to build on it. The two Douglas aircraft had similar
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
non-U.S. airline. Between 1934 and 1937 Douglas built 156 DC-2’s.



Douglas DC-2-115-B1334 was assembled by Fokker and delivered to the Spanish
Republican government on May 14, 1935. The DC-2 was built as MSN 1330 BV37 and
registered as EC-AAY for L.A.P.E. Airlines as flight number 22 and named “Orion” but later
changed to “Granada”.  This was the second DC-2 for L.A.P.E. Lineas Aereas Postales
Espanolas (Spanish Postal Airlines) and used to fly mail to France and other destinations.
L.A.P.E. was the forerunner to the Spanish national airline Iberia. EC-AAY was written off in
March 1937.


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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