Great find!!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).
You could say/argue that two times the "DC-5" (also a high wing) equals "DC-10".circle-5 said:[...]
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.
Any chance of a pic showing it with its rotodome on?????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).
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.Pioneer said:
Hi Chris, that is the Douglas Model 1906C, the AEW variant of the Model 1906A, both studies for the U.S. Navy, dated 1957.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?
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.