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Douglas DC-1 Aircraft Photos and Information

xxOnly one DC-1 was produced.

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1933 Douglas DC-1 X223Y, TWA, early rudder


I love this shot in front of the terminal at Glendale. Note the cute little tailwheel fairing and that it still has the ground adjustable props. This photo may be wrinkled some but it's extra sharp and a real treasure.


Another shot in front of the terminal at Glendale. By now the aircraft has a step in the leading edge of the rudder, and the counter-balance at the top is gone. (Postcard photo)

The aircraft was given Company Plane No. 300, which is visible on the vertical fin. When it was British registered they showed it as a DC-1-109. I'm not sure what the "109" indicated.

Douglas DC-1 NC223Y, "The City of Los Angeles”

The DC-1 is now NC223Y and named "The City of Los Angeles". Note the window curtains and the absence of the tail wheel fairing and main gear doors. By this time the aircraft had Hamilton Standard, 3E50, counterweighted, controllable pitch propellers. They would have been "constant speed", i.e. with governors, but not "full feathering". That concept was yet to come.

DC-1, TWA, Transcontinental & Western Airlines

According to several sources, through its seven-year career the aircraft was variously registered as X223Y (X - Experimental), NR223Y (R - Restricted), NS223Y (S - State), NC223Y (C - Commercial), N233YH, G-AFIF (British), and by the French as EC-AGJ and EC-AAE. She met her demise in Malaga, Spain in December, 1940 when an engine quit on takoff.

All photos are from the Ken Stoltzfus Collection and are for sale.

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