Douglas DC-2-118A
Pan American Grace Airways
NC14268 "Santa Ana"
Sept 1934
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
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.

The merger of Pan American World Airways and the Grace Shipping Company created the
Pan American-Grace Airways better known as Panagra. Panagra flew routes from the U.S.
to South American destinations. NC14268 c/n 1301 was the first Douglas DC-2 for Pan
American and was delivered on August 27, 1934. One month later it was transferred to
Panagra with a fleet number P-28 and named “Santa Ana”. On July 31, 1944 the aircraft
was damaged beyond repair at Arajuno, Ecuador. In 1967 Panagra merged with Braniff
International Airways.

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