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The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. in July 1921, following dissolution of the Davis-Douglas Company. Donald Willis Douglas, Sr. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


It is most famous for the "DC" series of commercial aircraft, including what is often regarded as the most significant transport aircraft ever made, the DC-3. Douglas also created many aircraft for the United States armed forces, the Navy in particular. Douglas DC-3 VH-AES at Avalon in 2003. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...


The company initially built torpedo bombers for the U.S. Navy, but developed a number of variants on these aircraft including observer aircraft and a commercial airmail variant. Within five years the company was turning out over 100 aircraft annually. Among the early employees at Douglas were Edward Heinemann, James Kindelberger, and John Northrop. The company retained its military market and expanded into amphibians in the late 1920s, also moving its facilities to Santa Monica. The complex in Santa Monica was so large that the mail girls used roller skates to deliver the intra-company mail. By the end of World War II, Douglas had facilities at Santa Monica, CA, El Segundo, CA, Long Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, Tulsa, OK, Oklahoma City, OK, and Chicago, IL. Edward Henry Heinemann (b. ... John Northrop can be: John Howard Northrop (1891-1987), biochemist John Jack Knudsen Northrop (1895-1981), aircraft designer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... The roller skate is a type of skate with wheels to be used on solid ground (as opposed to the ice skate which is to be used on ice. ...


In 1934 Douglas produced a commercial two-engined transport, the DC-2, following it with the famous DC-3 in 1936. The wide range of aircraft produced by Douglas included airliners, light and medium bombers, fighters, transports, observation aircraft, and experimental aircraft. In addition to its own designs, Douglas also produced Boeing B-17 and B-47 bombers under license. Douglas was a pioneer in related fields, such as ejection seats, air-to-air, surface-to-air, and air-to-surface missiles, launch vehicles, bombs and bomb racks. 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Douglas DC-2 was a 14-seat, twin-propeller airliner produced by the Douglas Aircraft Corporation starting in 1934. ... Douglas DC-3 VH-AES at Avalon in 2003. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1967, the company was struggling to expand production to meet demand for DC-8 and DC-9 airliners and the A-4 Skyhawk attack plane. Quality and cash flow problems, combined with shortages due to the Vietnam War, led Douglas to agree to a merger with McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to form McDonnell Douglas. McDonnell Douglas was acquired by the Boeing Company in 1997, ending more than seventy-five years of Douglas aircraft production. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Vietnam War was fought from 1957 to 1975 between communist and Vietnamese national forces and an array of Western and pro-Western forces, most importantly the United States. ... The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation was an American aerospace manufacturer, based near St. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, near Seattle, Washington. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aircraft

  • DT-1 (1921)
  • DWC (1923)
  • O-2 (1924)
  • C-1 (1925)
  • M-1 (1925)
  • T2D (1927)
  • BT-1/BT-2 (1930)
  • Dolphin (1930)
  • O-31 (1930)
  • B-7/O-35 (1931)
  • XT3D (1931)
  • DC-1 (1933)
  • DC-2 (1934)
  • B-18 Bolo (1935)
  • DC-3 (1935)
  • TBD Devastator (1935)
  • A-20 Havoc (1938)
  • SBD Dauntless (1938)
  • Douglas DC-4E (1938)
  • B-23 Dragon (1939)
  • DC-4 (1939)
  • DC-5 (1939)
  • Douglas XB-19 (1941)
  • A-26 Invader (1941?)
  • BTD Destroyer (1943)
  • XA-42/XB-42 (1944)
  • A-1 Skyraider (1945)
  • C-74 Globemaster (1945)
  • XB-43 (1946)
  • DC-6 (1946)
  • D-558-1 Skystreak (1947)
  • D-558-2 Skyrocket (1948)
  • F3D Skyknight (1948)
  • C-124 Globemaster II (1949)
  • A2D Skyshark (1950)
  • F4D Skyray (1951)
  • A-3 Skywarrior (1952)
  • X-3 Stiletto (1952)
  • A-4 Skyhawk (1954)
  • B-66 Destroyer (1954)
  • DC-7 (1955?)
  • F5D Skylancer (1956)
  • C-133 Cargomaster (1956)
  • F6D Missileer (1958)
  • DC-8 (1958)
  • DC-9 (1965)

The Douglas DT-1 bomber was the companys first military contract, forging a link between the Douglas Aircraft Company and the Navy. ... The Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) was developed to meet a requirement from the U.S. Army Air Service for an airplane suitable for a flight around the world. ... The Douglas Dolphin was an amphibious flying boat. ... The Douglas Y1B-7 was the first monoplane given the B- bomber designation. ... The Douglas DC-2 was a 14-seat, twin-propeller airliner produced by the Douglas Aircraft Corporation starting in 1934. ... The Douglas DC-2 was a 14-seat, twin-propeller airliner produced by the Douglas Aircraft Corporation starting in 1934. ... Douglas B-18A Bolo The Douglas B-18 Bolo was a United States Army Air Corps and Royal Canadian Air Force bomber of the late 1930s and early 1940s based on the Douglas DC-2. ... Douglas DC-3 VH-AES at Avalon in 2003. ... The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber of the United States Navy, ordered in 1934, first flying in 1935 and entering service in 1937. ... The Douglas A-20 series, Douglas model DB-7, was a family of bomber and fighter aircraft of World War II, serving with United States, British, Soviet, French and Australian services. ... The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the U.S. Navys main scout bomber and dive bomber from mid-1940 until 1943, when it was replaced by the SB2C Helldiver. ... The B-23 Dragon was a twin-engined aeroplane developed by Douglas Aircraft Company as a successor to (and a refinement of) the B-18 Bolo. ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ... The Douglas DC-5, the least well-known of the famous DC airliner series, was a 16-seat, twin-propeller airplane intended for shorter routes than the DC-3 or DC-4. ... The Douglas XB-19 was the largest bomber built for the United States Army Air Corps prior to 1938. ... First flown in 1942, the Douglas A-26 Invader (after 1948, the B-26, and after 1966, the A-26A) was a twin-engined light attack bomber aircraft built during World War II and seeing service in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. ... The Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster was an experimental bomber aircraft, designed for a high top speed. ... The Douglas AD-1 (later A-1) Skyraider was a US single-seat attack bomber of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, a propeller-driven anachronism in the Jet Age with a remarkably long and successful career. ... The C-74 Globemaster was developed in response to a need by the U.S. Army Air Force for a transport aircraft with transoceanic range. ... The Douglas DC-6 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... The Douglas Skystreak (the D-558-1) was designed in 1945 by the Douglas Aircraft Company for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, in conjunction with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). ... The Douglas Skyrocket (the D-558-2) was a rocket-powered research aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company for the U.S. Navy. ... The F3D Skynight was a jet fighter aircraft in service with the United States Navy. ... The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, nicknamed Old Shakey, was a heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Santa Monica, California. ... The Skysharks engine was mounted underneath the forward-mounted cockpit, driving a huge contra-rotating propeller. ... The Douglas F4D Skyray was a carrier-based fighter built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. ... The A-3 Skywarrior was the only strategic bomber ever built for the United States Navy. ... The Douglas X-3 Stiletto was an experimental jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long tapered nose, manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company. ... The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (formerly A4D Skyhawk, Douglas later McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing) is an attack aircraft originally designed to operate from United States Navy aircraft carriers. ... The Douglas B-66 Destroyer was a Strategic Air Command light bomber based on the United States Navys A3D Skywarrior, and intended to replace the Douglas B-26 Invader. ... The Douglas DC-7 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. ... The Douglas F5D Skylancer was a development of the F4D Skyray for the United States Navy. ... The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster was a large cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company between 1956 and 1961; 50 aircraft (35 C-133A and 15 C-133B) were constructed. ... The Douglas F6D Missileer was a proposed carrier-based air-defense fighter aircraft, designed in response to a 1957 US Navy requirement. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ...

Missiles


Launch of a Nike Zeus missile Project Nike was a US Army project, proposed in May 1945 by Bell Labs, to develop a line-of-sight anti-aircraft missile system. ... The Nike-Hercules Missile, designation MIM-14 (initially SAM-N-25), was a solid fuel propelled surface-to-air missile, used by US and NATO armed forces for high and medium altitude air defense. ... Honest John was a United States short-range missile. ... Thor-Ablestar Thor was the United Statess first operational ballistic missile. ... Delta EELV family of launch vehicles (US Govt) Delta rocket (sometimes retroactively called Delta I) Delta II rocket Delta III rocket Delta IV rocket The Delta family of expendable launch vehicles has been a mainstay of the United States space launch capability since 1960. ... The S-IVB was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company and served as the third stage on the Saturn V and second stage on the Saturn IB. It had one J-2 engine. ...

Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: Piston engines Allison V-1710 Armstrong-Siddeley Puma Armstrong-Siddeley Nimbus BMW 801 Bristol Aquila Bristol Centaurus Bristol Hercules Bristol Jupiter Bristol Pegasus Bristol Perseus Bristol Phoenix Bristol Taurus Continental O-200 Daimler-Benz DB 601 De Havilland Cirrus De Havilland Gipsy De Havilland Gipsy Major... -1...


Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation. ... This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country. ... This is a list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by country of origin. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ...


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Douglas Aircraft Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
It is most famous for the "DC" series of commercial aircraft, including what is often regarded as the most significant transport aircraft ever made: the DC-3, which was also produced as a military transport known as the C-47 Skytrain.
Douglas created a wide variety of aircraft for the United States armed forces, the Navy in particular.
Douglas was a pioneer in related fields, such as ejection seats, air-to-air, surface-to-air, and air-to-surface missiles, launch vehicles, bombs and bomb racks.
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