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That design was also studied as a DC-3 replacement under commercial designation DC-10 by 1957.

Accomodation: 35-50 passengers
Powerplant: 4xLycoming LTS4A1 1500 hp turboprop
Lenght: 28,19 m
Span: 31,24 m

Source: Les Avions de ligne américains by Allain Pelletier. Minidocavia Num 24. Ed Larivière.
 

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Correct Pome...

It was derived from the Model 1906 and
became the Douglas Model 1940.

Mc Donnell-Douglas Aircraft since 1920-R.J.Francillon-Putnam&Company.
 

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A 1957 factory proposal model of the Douglas 1906, with wings and vertical stab folded. The pair of holes on top is for an AWACS rotodome (not shown).
 

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circle-5 said:
A factory proposal model of the Douglas 1906, with wings and vertical stab folded. The pair of holes on top is for an AWACS rotodome (not shown).

Great find!!
But it would have had a huge spotting factor!

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Considering how much it folds, would it have had that much larger a spotting factor than the C-2? I think they'd have about the same width, though this design looks like it might be longer.
 

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Factory concept model of the Douglas Model 1940, commercial airliner variant of the Douglas 1906 and 1906A military transports.

In his book about the DC-9, Terry Waddington indicates the 1940 would have been the earliest airliner to carry the DC-9 designation, if not for the switch to pure jet designs, such as the Douglas 2067. Not sure about Alain Pelletier's suggestion that it was supposed to become the DC-10 -- 1957 seems a bit early to me.
 

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circle-5 said:
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In his book about the DC-9, Terry Waddington indicates the 1940 would have been the earliest airliner to carry the DC-9 designation, if not for the switch to pure jet designs, such as the Douglas 2067. Not sure about Alain Pelletier's suggestion that it was supposed to become the DC-10 -- 1957 seems a bit early to me.
You could say/argue that two times the "DC-5" (also a high wing) equals "DC-10". ;)
 

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circle-5 said:
A 1957 factory proposal model of the Douglas 1906, with wings and vertical stab folded. The pair of holes on top is for an AWACS rotodome (not shown).

Any chance of a pic showing it with its rotodome on?????

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Pioneer said:
circle-5 said:
A 1957 factory proposal model of the Douglas 1906, with wings and vertical stab folded. The pair of holes on top is for an AWACS rotodome (not shown).

Any chance of a pic showing it with its rotodome on?????

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The rotodome flew off one day, during an important mission outside its storage room. The mast is broken. Will photograph when repaired -- soon, only not yet.
 

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Nice collection, well exhibited.

Got any info on that four-engined beast with the rotodome, which I assume was a carrier-borne AEW type?

Thanks

Chris
 

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Its a Douglas Design 1940... I was lucky enough to get 5 versions (see attached) from the Douglas archives. This was my favorite, albeit the smallest of the lot. There was also a folding wing/tail version that was sorta neet too.
 

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CJGibson said:
Nice collection, well exhibited.

Got any info on that four-engined beast with the rotodome, which I assume was a carrier-borne AEW type?

Thanks

Chris

Hi Chris, that is the Douglas Model 1906C, the AEW variant of the Model 1906A, both studies for the U.S. Navy, dated 1957.
 

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A photo article from Aviation Week on the proposed Douglas 1906A Turboprop fleet resupply project, dated April 8, 1957.


The Douglas 1906A project was designed for fleet aerial resupply and U.S. Marine light assault duties. It was to have four Lycoming T55 turboprops. The wing span was to be 102 ft. 5 in. and the length 88 ft. 2 in.


This is a little known proposal; but, there is a good discussion on it at the Secret Projects website.


Click here to view the article.


Source: http://aviationarchives.blogspot.de/2015/08/douglas-1906a-proposal.html
 

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Good Day All -

A larger scan of the original article that FightingIrish posted....

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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...and the 3 View...
 

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The 1906A proposal is featured on page 29 & 30 of Aviation Week dated 1st April 1957.

The issue a week later (mentioned in earlier posts) has the images and layout.
 

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A manufacturer's display model of the Douglas Model 1906A-1 USMC Assault Transport, in profile view.
 

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circle-5 said:
A manufacturer's display model of the Douglas Model 1906A-1 USMC Assault Transport, in profile view.

Wow,amazing Model my dear Circle-5.
 

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Attractive design, even with the thimble nose.

Thanks! Mark
 

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During a recent trip to NARA I found Report SM22647 Douglas 1906 Series Aircraft. I grabbed a few scans of interest.
First a few artist concepts of the COD version.

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Then an artist concept and a general arrangement of the 1906C-1 AEW version.

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