HL8005
Douglas DC-2-115B
"HB-ITI"
Swiss Air Lines, Dec 1934
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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
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.



When the Douglas Aircraft Company unveiled their new DC-2 in early 1934 Fokker knew
wooden aircraft were out dated so he negotiated with Douglas to build the aircraft. He also
won the contract to build the DC-3 and managed to sell 100 DC-2 and DC-3 in Europe. On
December 4, 1934 the first Fokker built DC-2-115B MSN 1321 for Swissair was delivered
and registered as HB-ITI. On February 28, 1936 the aircraft crash landed on takeoff due to
icing, there were no fatalities.


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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