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In July Donald Douglas established the Douglas Company, later the Douglas Aircraft company. Funding for the new company was forthcoming because Douglas had already contracted to supply the US Navy with three DT-1 torpedo bombers. The DT-1 had a number of features in common with the Cloudster long range biplane, and was of fabric covered steel tube and wood construction with folding wings. The wide track landing gear could be fitted with wheels or floats, and the first DT-1 flew in November 1921 with 400-hp Liberty engine. Two aircraft were completed as DT-2 with rather than one seat accommodation, paving the way for 64 production aircraft from the Naval Aircraft Factory and LWF in addition to Douglas. The type was also used for scouting and gunnery spotting, and was retired in 1926.  




Description Specifications
Manufacturer: Douglas Length: 34 ft. 2 in.
First Flight: November 1921 Height: 13 ft. 7 in.
Model: 2 Wing Span: 50 ft. 0 in.
Crew: Two Wing Area: 707.0 sq. ft.
Nickname:  Empty Weight: 3,737 lb.
Basic Role: Torpedo bomber. Max. Weight: 6,502 lb.
Other Versions: DT-2 production model. DT-2B Liberty engine for Norway. DT-4 four Dt-2 converted as a bomber with 650-hp Wright  T-2 inline. DT-5 two DT-4s with the T-2B engine.
DT-6 one DT-2 conversion with the 450-hp Wright P-1 radial. DTB four DT-2s for Peru with 650-hp Wright Typhoon inline. SDW-1 four DT-2s converted as long range float plane with deeper fuselage for more fuel.
Armament: One 1,835 lb. torpedo.
Principal User: Norway, Peru, and USA.



Power Plant: Packard Liberty inline engine.
Range: 293 miles.  Horsepower: 450-hp.
Max. Speed: 101 mph. No. Of Engines: One  
Ceiling: 7,800 ft.  
Climb Rate: 3,850 ft. in 10 minutes 0 seconds. Photo by Musee de 1 Air



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