Aircraft Photo of 1902 | Douglas R3D-1 (DC-5) | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #7904
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:1902
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-5
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-5 (C-110/R3D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas R3D-1 (DC-5)
C/n (msn):607
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:NAS Anacostia
Location
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland InternationalMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KOAK   IATA: OAK   Local: OAK   Other: -
 
Photo Date:April 1941
Photo from:RAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 7904
Photo Comment

Twelve 16-22 seat DC-5's were built in 1939/40 with KLM being the only civil operator. The U.S. Navy bought seven new examples of the R3D and the prototype was impressed by them. 1902 was delivered to NAS Anacostia in July 1940. It is seen visting the US West Coast wearing Anacostia titles. The U.S. national marking had no bars at this time and was not marked on the fuselage. Taken by F. Shertzer and image given to me by William T. Larkins 40 years ago for publication. No DC-5's survive..

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