Transport: Douglas Double

Great was the fretting of U. S. airlines in 1932. Having coasted through three years of Depression with old planes, they were in dire need of new equipment, knew of none available that was satisfactory. Into this breach jumped young Donald Wills Douglas with a set of radical aeronautical ideas which he persuaded Transcontinental & Western Air to back. Out of that collaboration rose the DC-1, a 9-ton, twin-motored, low-wing monoplane which revolutionized air transport the world over. The first commercial transport plane the 12-year-old Douglas Aircraft Co. had ever built, it and...

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