Douglas (Long Beach) Model 1044 and 1072 light assault transports

Vahe Demirjian

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I have a copy of the book American Secret Projects: US Airlifters 1941 to 1961 and on pages 74-75 it discusses the Douglas company's proposals for powered versions of the Model 1028 (CG-19) and Model 1029, including the Model 1044 and Model 1072. Specifications for those proposals (from page 76 of ASP2) are as follows:

Douglas Model 1044
Powerplant: two 1,450 hp (1,081 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radial piston engines
Length: 64 feet (19.52 meters)
Wingspan: 85 feet (25.93 meters)
Height: 25 feet 8 in (7.82 meters)
Wing area: 885 sq ft (82.3 sq meters)
Gross weight: 31,000 lb (14,070 kg)
Payload: 8,000 lb (3,628 kg)
High speed: 286 mph (463 km/h)
Cruise speed: 220 mph (354 km/h)
Endurance: 7 hours

Douglas Model 1072
Powerplant: two 1,425 hp (1,063 kW) Wright R-1820 radial piston engines
Length: 65 feet 2 in (19.88 meters)
Wingspan: 92 feet 5.81 in (29.13 meters)
Height: 25 feet 8 in (7.82 meters)
Wing area: 992 sq ft (92.2 sq meters)
Gross weight: 32,000 lb (14,515 kg)
Range: 1,005 miles (1,617 km)
 

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