DOUGLAS DC-1 / DC-2 Military Series

DC-1 / DC-2 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc., Santa Monica, California, USA
Models: DC-1, DC-2
Designations: C-32, C-33, C-34, C-38, C-39, C-41, C-42, R2D
Name: -
First official flight: (DC-1) 01/07/1933
(DC-2) 11/05/1934
Factory production period: 1933 - 1939
Primary service period: 1934 - 1940's
Last official flight: ?

DC-1 / DC-2 VARIANTS

1933 Model DC-1 DC-1

1

Grand Total: 001

1934 Model DC-2 DC-2 130  
1935 Model DC-2A DC-2A 3  
1935 Model DC-2B DC-2B 2  Total: 135
         
1935 Model DC-2-153 XC-32 1  
1936 Model DC-2-145 C-33 18  
1936 Model DC-2-173/-346 YC-34 2  
1938 Model DC-2-243 C-39 35  
1938 Model DC-2-243 C-41 1  
1939 Model DC-2-267 C-42 1  Total: 058
         
1934 Model DC-2-125/-142 R2D-1 5 Total: 005

Grand Total: 198

DC-1 / DC-2 PRODUCTION

Civil Aircraft

DC-1
Douglas Commercial-1, twin engine civil airliner.
Produced 1933

Douglas Santa Monica, California

X223Y (civil reg.) 1137

Grand Total: 001

DC-2
"Improved" DC-1, 2ft. fuselage stretch, nose lights,
engine upgrade. 39 foreign assembled by Fokker Aircraft Co.,
The Netherlands. 5 by Nakajima in Japan, US codename: "Tess".
Produced 1934 - 1937

Douglas Santa Monica, California

civil reg. mixed 1237 to 1600

Total: 130

DC-2A
As DC-2, Hornet engine upgrade.
Produced 1934 - 1935

Douglas Santa Monica, California

civil reg. 1319, 1328  
civil reg. 1366

Total: 003

DC-2B
As DC-2, Bristol Pegasus engine upgrade.
Produced 1935

Douglas Santa Monica, California

civil reg. 1377, 1378

Total: 002

Military Aircraft

XC-32
As DC-2, USAAC version for evaluation.
Later redesignated as C-32.
Produced 1935

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

36-001 1414

Total: 001

C-33
As C-32, freight version with cargo door, DC-3 tail.
Produced 1936

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

36-070 / 36-087 1503 / 1520

Total: 018

YC-34
As C-32, 14 seat VIP interior.
Later redesignated as C-34.
Produced 1936

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

36-345, 36-346 1415, 1416

Total: 002

C-39
As C-38, known as "DC-2 and a half", 2 converted
to C-42 in 1943, cargo door bolted shut.
Produced 1938 - 1939

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

38-499 / 38-501 2057 / 2059  
38-504 / 38-535 2061 / 2092

Total: 035

C-41
As C-39, engine upgrade.
Produced 1938

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

38-502 2053

Total: 001

C-42
As C-39, engine upgrade, VIP interior.
2 converted from C-39, cargo door bolted shut.
Produced 1939

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

38-503 2060

Total: 001

R2D-1
USN and USMC version of DC-2.
Produced 1934 - 1935

Douglas Santa Monica, California (D)

BuNo.9620 / 9622 1325 / 1327  
BuNo.9993, 9994 1404, 1405

Total: 005

 

Grand Total: 198

DC-1 / DC-2 CONVERSIONS

Civil Conversions

DC-1A

1

Civil DC-1, 1933, engine upgrade.

Military Conversions

USAAF

C-32A 24 Civil DC-2, 1942, aircraft impressed into service with USAAF.
Assigned s/n: 42-53527 / 42-53532, 42-57154 / 42-57156,
42-57227, 42-57228, 42-58071 / 42-58073, 42-61095, 42-61096,
42-65577 / 42-65579, 42-68857, 42-68858, 42-70863, 44-83226,
44-83227 (was operated as 41-1376).
C-33A 1 C-33(36-070), 1937, conversion combining DC-2/-3 features - DC-3 wing
center section, tail, engines, nicknamed: "DC-2 and a half".
(C-38) 1 C-33A, 1938, redesignation as a prototype for the C-39.

British RAF

DC-2K

26

Civil DC-2, 1941-1944, military conversions for service in India
and the Middle East. 5 never delivered for RAF service.
Assigned RAF s/n: AX755, AX767 / AX769, DG468 / DG482,
HK820, HK821, HK837, HK847, HK867, HK983 (built from spares),
HK993.
 
DC-2

10

Civil DC-2, 1940-1946, aircraft impressed into service with RAAF
as A30-5 / A30-14.

DOUGLAS B-18 BOLO / B-23 DRAGON

B-18 / B-23 SERVICE

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Manufacturer: The Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc., Santa Monica, California, USA
Models: DB-1, DB-2 (Both based on the model DC-2)
Designations: B-18; B-22, C-58
Names: Bolo; Digby (RCAF)
First official flight: (DB-1) 04/1935
Factory production period: 1936 - 1940
Primary service period: 1937 - 1943
Last official flight: (Digby Mk. I) 22/11/1946

Douglas B-23 Dragon

Manufacturer: The Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc., Santa Monica, California, USA
Model: (Based on the B-18 & DC-3)
Designations: B-23; C-67
Name: Dragon
First official flight: (B-23) 27/07/1939
Factory production period: 1939
Primary service period: 1940 - 1941
Last official flight: (RB-23) 1945

B-18 / B-23 VARIANTS

1935 Model DB-1 DB-1 (XB-18) 1  
1937 Model DB-1 B-18 131  
1937 Model DB-2 DB-2 1  
1938 Model DB-1 B-18A 217 Total: 350
         
1939 Model DB-1-280 Digby Mk. I 20 Total: 020

Grand Total: 370

1939 Model: ? B-23

38

Grand Total: 038

B-18 / B-23 PRODUCTION

DB-1 (XB-18)
Medium bomber version of the DC-2 airliner.
Produced 1935

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

(Co. owned - no s/n)
- Allocated s/n: 37-051
after upgrade to B-18 standards.
1353

Total: 001

B-18
As XB-18, equipment changes, higher bomb load.
Produced

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

36-262 / 36-343 1650 / 1731  
36-431 / 35-446 1732 / 1747  
37-001, 37-002 1748, 1749  
37-003 / 37-033 1864 / 1894

Total: 131

DB-2
As B-18, installation of powered front turret.
Produced

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

37-034 1950

Total: 001

B-18A
As B-18, revised pointed nose window, nacelles,
engine upgrade.
Produced 1937 - 1938

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

37-458 / 37-634 2458 / 2634  
38-585 / 38-609 2635 / 2659  
39-012 / 39-026 2660 / 2674

Total: 217

XB-22 - Projected development of B-18A, cancelled.

Digby Mk. I
As B-18A, version for RCAF, equipment changes.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

(RCAF) 738 / 757 1630 / 1649

Total: 020

 

Grand Total: 370

B-23
As B-18, major redesign with new fuselage / tail / DC-3 wing.
Produced

Douglas Santa Monica, California (DO)

39-027 / 39-064 2713 / 2750

Grand Total: 038

B-18 / B-23 CONVERSIONS

Douglas B-18 Bolo

USAAF

B-18M 22 B-18, 1940, conversions for larger sized bombs.
RB-18A 1+ B-18A, 1942, "restricted" from combat for second-line duties.
B-18AC 2 B-18A, 1942-1943, modified for patrol missions.
B-18AM 17 B-18A, 1940, conversions for larger sized bombs.
B-18B 122 B-18A, 1942-1943, modified for anti-submarine patrols.
C-58 2 B-18A, conversions for use as transports.

CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Some sold to civil operators after WW2 as sprayers and transports etc.

Douglas B-23 Dragon

USAAF

RB-23 1+ B-23, 1942-1945, redesignation for glider towing, crew training.
UC-67 18+ B-23, 1942, conversions to utility and VIP transports.

CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Some sold post WW2 to private civil operators.

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