Help to Id. US plane

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Re: Help to Id. US plane

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Jun 2021 22:36

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. The plane seems be a Douglas DC-2 military plane, captured by Germans. Can somebody contribute with any information about the context in which this image was taken ?

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Re: Help to Id. US plane

Post by Takao » 08 Jun 2021 02:30

DC-2 of the DG series.

While the S/N is not clear in the photo, the numbers ran from DG468 to DG479.

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Re: Help to Id. US plane

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Jun 2021 19:47

Takao wrote
DC-2 of the DG series.

While the S/N is not clear in the photo, the numbers ran from DG468 to DG479.
Thanks for your confirmation, Takao.....but my question refers more to Where and When this image could de taken ?

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Re: Help to Id. US plane

Post by LineDoggie » 09 Jun 2021 00:38

Sturm78 wrote:
07 Jun 2021 22:36
Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. The plane seems be a Douglas DC-2 military plane, captured by Germans. Can somebody contribute with any information about the context in which this image was taken ?

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The tall narrow fin flash was used in Summer of 1940 by Multi engine A/C
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Re: Help to Id. US plane

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Jun 2021 20:33

LineDoggie wrote
The tall narrow fin flash was used in Summer of 1940 by Multi engine A/C
Thanks, LineDoggie. We can therefore affirm that it is a Douglas DC-2 British plane captured in France in summer 1940.....

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Re: Help to Id. US plane

Post by ROLAND1369 » 10 Jun 2021 00:05

I am afraid I disagree. From the shape of the tail, particularly the presence of the filet forward of the vertical stabilizer this is a DC 3 not a DC 2. Note shape, rudder pivot shape of rudder.
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Re: Help to Id. US plane

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jun 2021 14:53

ROLAND1369 wrote
I am afraid I disagree. From the shape of the tail, particularly the presence of the filet forward of the vertical stabilizer this is a DC 3 not a DC 2. Note shape, rudder pivot shape of rudder.
Hi ROLAND1369

Some military versions of DC-2 had the tail and rudder shape of the later DC-3 (C-33 , C-39,...)
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-2

Furthermore, the engines do not correspond to those used in the DC-3..

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