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  Douglas Aircraft Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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 Douglas DC-6 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Douglas DC-6 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959.
Douglas designed three basic variants of the DC-6: the DC-6A was designed for cargo work, while the DC-6B was designed for passenger work and the DC-6C was a "convertible" aircraft that could accommodate both.
Many older DC-6 aircraft were replaced by the Douglas DC-7: those that survived into the Jet Age were replaced by Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 aircraft.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Douglas_DC-6   (507 words)

  
 Douglas Aircraft From the Late 1930s
The Douglas DC-3 was not the only Douglas aircraft of the late 1930s and 1940s.
Douglas had the four-engine DC-4, but it did not have a pressurized cabin, was slower, and could carry fewer people.
Douglas had more success meeting the Lockheed Constellation competition with its DC-6, which was first delivered to United and American airlines in November 1946 and which entered service on April 27, 1947 with United Airlines.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/Douglas_later/Aero30.htm   (1848 words)

  
 PBS - Chasing the Sun - Douglas Aircraft
Douglas purchased the abandoned lot of the Herman Film Corporation and based his company - newly re-named the Douglas Aircraft Company - in Santa Monica, California.
By the end of the 1920s, the company's achievements in building commercial planes, combined with its successful military planes, established the Douglas Aircraft Company as one of the most successful plane builders in the world.
Douglas ended up having to split the domestic airline market for mid-range widebodies with its competitor, Lockheed, which produced the similar L-1011.
www.pbs.org /kcet/chasingthesun/companies/douglas.html   (771 words)

  
 Donald W. Douglas.
Douglas' new company steadily grew stronger, building planes for the army air corps, the army, and the U.S. Post Office in the 1920s.
Douglas' reputation was so great that Fortune magazine wrote in 1941 that "the development of the airplane in the days between the wars is the greatest engineering story there ever was, and in the heart of it is Donald Douglas."
After helping his company play a critical role in the war effort, Douglas shifted his focus to commercial aviation and missiles and space in the 1950s and 1960s.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/douglas/DI130.htm   (337 words)

  
 Douglas DC-7 - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Douglas DC-7 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958.
It was the last major piston transport made by Douglas, coming just a few years before the advent of jet aircraft such as the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8.
Douglas was reluctant to build the aircraft until AA president C.
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 Brief History of Early Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Douglas Aircraft company was formed in 1921 by Donald W. Douglas.
Douglas became fascinated with aviation when he saw a flying demonstration by the Wright brothers in 1909.
Douglas and his team went to work on the project and come up with a design that had two motors.
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 Articles - McDonnell Douglas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The company produced a number of aircraft including the C-47 (based on the DC-3), the DB-7 (known as the A-20, Havoc or Boston), the Dauntless and the A-26 Invader.
Both companies were eager to enter the new missile business, Douglas moving from producing air-to-air rockets and missiles to entire missile systems under the 1956 Nike program and becoming the main contractor of the Skybolt ALBM program and the Thor ballistic missile program.
Douglas was strained by the cost of the DC-8 and DC-9, and the companies began to sound each other out about a merger.
www.gaple.com /articles/McDonnell_Douglas   (932 words)

  
 McDonnell Douglas Corporation (from Boeing Company) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
McDonnell Douglas was formed in 1967 through the merger of Douglas Aircraft Company with McDonnell Aircraft Corporation.
Douglas Aircraft originated in 1921, when the American aircraft designer Donald Douglas established Douglas Company as a successor to a company he had cofounded the previous year.
It is also a leading producer of military aircraft, helicopters, space vehicles, and missiles, a standing significantly enhanced with the company's acquisition of the aerospace and defense units of Rockwell International Corporation in 1996 and its merger with...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-225624?tocId=225624   (779 words)

  
 Press Release
With the Netscape-based system, Douglas Aircraft distributes the service bulletins in SGML (a subset of the HTML standard) and users can cut and paste the information into their own documents, reducing work on their end.
Douglas Aircraft is evaluating several other ways in which to capitalize on their investment in Netscape technology and the Internet, including whether to put maintenance manuals on their intranet site.
Eventually, the company expects to share manufacturing, financial, and engineering data via its intranet across different parts of the company, from one country to another, one city to another, or one building to another.
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 AVITAS
As Douglas Aircraft Company's Chief Economist and Director of Strategic Planning he was responsible for all economic analyses performed for the company and was the publisher and editor of the annual "Outlook" publications.
He came from Federal Express where he was the company’s Fleet Planning Advisor and responsible for fleet plan development, aircraft technical and value expertise, analytical modeling support for fleet plans, and the evaluation of aircraft acquisitions and proposals.
Kelly worked at Douglas Aircraft Company as an Airline Planning Specialist where he was responsible for financial and market analysis in support of international sales, development of sales strategies and tactics, and the formulation of new entrant business plans.
www.avitas.com /staff.jsp   (502 words)

  
 The Douglas Globemaster, Globemaster II, & Cargomaster
Which aircraft had the bug-eye cockpit scheme and which did not; when it was implemented; and whether the conventional cockpit scheme was retrofitted to early aircraft is unclear.
The aircraft operated as part of the airlift for six weeks, but it was simply too heavy for the Berlin runways.
Douglas began work on the type in early 1953, and was awarded a contract for twelve "C-133As" in 1954.
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 G A L C I T [Caltech] - The Seaplane Logo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The association between The Douglas Company and the Air Service, later between the Douglas Aircraft Company and the Army Air Corps/Army Air Forces, can be traced back to a memorandum written on 25 October, 1922, by the Acting Chief of the Engineering Division, Air Service.
Structurally there was no need to modify the aircraft but, whereas in the DT-2 a substantial portion of the useful load was taken up by the torpedo and other military equipment, fuel was to account for a much larger share of the new aircraft's useful load.
Initially designated DOS (Douglas Observation Seaplane), these aircraft (serials 24-2 to 24-7) retained the interchangeable wheel/float undercarriage of the DWC but had fuel capacity reduced to 110 gallons (416 litres), while twin 0-30-in machine-guns were mounted in the rear cockpit.
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 History by Gil White
The only difference with this aircraft from the other types was that it had a different fuel tank arrangement whereby the cabin tanks were replaced by collapsible bag tanks in the wing.
Sold to Douglas Aircraft Company on 14/11/1945 and was the 13th conversion to a civilian DC-4 to be undertaken.
On 22/6/1968 this aircraft departed Melbourne for the United Kingdom to be converted to a Carvair by Aviation Traders Ltd It routed via Alice Springs, Darwin, Denpasar, Singapore, Bangkok, Calcutta, Karachi, Bahrain, Damascus, Athens, Marseille and arrived in the United Kingdom on 1/3/1968.
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 Donald W   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When Douglas arrived in 1915, Los Angeles was already on its way to becoming the aviation capital of the U.S. Five years earlier, the nation’s first international air meet was held at Dominguez Field near Wilmington.
Douglas remained active in the aerospace community after his retirement, and was greatly honored during his lifetime.
Douglas died on February 1, 1981, at the age of 88.
www.socalhistory.org /Biographies/ddouglas.htm   (2260 words)

  
 Douglas B-7
In early 1930, the Douglas aircraft company submitted a proposal to the Army for a twin-engined observation plane.
The Douglas proposal was for a monoplane with high-mounted braced gull wings and metal construction with corrugated duralumin covering on the fuselage and tail surfaces.
The service-test aircraft differed from the prototypes in having smooth rather than corrugated metal covering on their fuselages and in having fabric covering for their movable tail surfaces.
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 Douglas Aircraft
The company received world-wide recognition when the U.S. Army used the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) for the first flight around the world in 1924.
Douglas continued after World War II with a dominant series of commercial aircraft.
Douglas Aircraft was acquired by McDonnell in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas.
www.shanaberger.com /douglas.htm   (127 words)

  
 O'Hare Airport
In order to increase production of airplanes for World War II at a safe inland location, the Douglas Aircraft Company, the Corps of Army Engineers, the Civil Aeronautics Authority, Chicago Association of Commerce, and the Chicago Regional Planning Association selected a site on the outskirts of the Northwest Side of the city.
In 1944 Ralph Burke, city engineer, designated the Douglas Aircraft plant for use as an additional commercial airport.
After retiring to private practice Burke developed a master plan for the airport, including its passenger terminals, highway access and, above all, provisions for later construction of a mass transit link to the Loop.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/923.html   (485 words)

  
 Douglas Aircraft Company - (Tillamook Article)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The company initially built torpedo bombers for the U.S. Navy, but developed a number of variants on these aircraft includingobserver 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.
In 1967, the company was merged with McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to form McDonnell Douglas, which in 1997 became a part of the Boeing Company.
www.tillamookoregonnews.com /articles/index.cfm?artOID=292145&cp=309207   (260 words)

  
 TAHC -  EAGLE AIR Cargo Division McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The corporation was created in 1967 with the merger of the McDonnell Company of St. Louis and the Douglas Aircraft Company of Southern California.
McDonnell Douglas has gotten the short end of the stick in recent times, losing a much-sought-after Pentagon contract for the radar-evading joint strike fighter and seeing commercial jet orders drop.
McDonnell Douglas, with 63,000 employees, was created in 1967 by the merger of the McDonnell Company and Douglas Aircraft.
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 Air Force Plant 3 - Tulsa, OK
In 1940, the City of Tulsa purchased land adjacent to the municipal airport for an aircraft plant and, in 1941, Douglas Aircraft Company began operations.
From 1941 to 1945, the plant was run by the Douglas Aircraft Co. and used to manufacture, assemble, and modify bombers and other airplanes for the Army Air Corps.
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company continued to operate the remaining 70 percent for maintenance of military and commercial aircraft as well as for the manufacture of aircraft components.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/afp-3.htm   (433 words)

  
 Camouflaged Douglas Aircraft Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Douglas asked his chief engineer and test pilot, Frank Collbohm, and a renowned architect, H. Roy Kelley, to devise a way to camouflage the plant.
Tanker trucks spewed green paint on the runway [of the aircraft plant] to simulate a field of grass.
About 3,000 of the 12,731 B-17 bombers that were made were manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company.
www.stelzriede.com /ms/html/mshwdoug.htm   (362 words)

  
 ch3-8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soon after the meeting with Hall, LeMay instructed the Douglas Aircraft Company, RAND's parent organization, to give priority to a design study of a satellite vehicle.
Douglas assigned the top manpower of its Santa Monica engineering department to this task and stopped all other RAND studies and several important Douglas design projects.
On 2 March 1946, the Douglas Aircraft Company was given a letter contract for $10 million to set up an autonomous group of engineers and scientists, Project RAND.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/SP-4404/ch3-8.htm   (313 words)

  
 Douglas, Donald --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Douglas assisted Jerome C. Hunsaker in building the first wind tunnel, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1914–15), and was chief engineer for the Glenn L. Martin Company before organizing his own firm in 1920.
Douglas Company built its early reputation with the World Cruiser, a...
city, Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties, north-central Colorado, U.S. An eastern suburb of Denver, Aurora was the third most populous city in Colorado at the start of the 21st century and, occupying 280 square miles (725 square km), the state's largest city in area.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9031042?tocId=9031042   (751 words)

  
 The DC-3 Turns 60   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Douglas Aircraft Company's Grand Old Lady of the Skies -- the DC-3 -- still plies the airways it pioneered as the first practical airliner.
The aircraft was not damaged as it slid to a slow stop during a blinding snowstorm.
However, the Douglas plant was all but shut down by the middle of the Great Depression, when orders for new aircraft were next to impossible to come by.
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 Douglas SBD Dauntless   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Without any doubt the Douglas SBD Dauntless is regarded as being the most successful dive-bomber to be produced by the American aviation industry during World War II.
It was successful both in terms of achievement and longevity, blunting the might of the Japanese navy in actions in the Coral Sea, Midway and during the Solomons campaign, but continuing to offer a valuable contribution to US Navy/Marine Corps actions until late 1944, long after contemporary creations had disappeared from the scene.
About a third of these aircraft were despatched to the Philippines in November 1941 for service with the USAAF's 27th Bombardment Group, but as they were still at sea when Pearl Harbor was attacked, they were diverted instead to Australia, equipping the 91st Bombardment Squadron in February 1942, and subsequently the 8th Bombardment Squadron.
www.kotfsc.com /aviation/sbd.htm   (1289 words)

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