Nakajima (Douglas) DC-2 ("Tess")

In the middle 1930's, Japan obtained rights to produce the Douglas DC-2. It was built by Nakajima for civil airline use. Only a few reached military service, though it was given the Allied codename of "Tess". Most "Tess" sightings were actually of "Tabby", as the Japanese DC-2 version was not widely used.

Nakajima (Douglas) DC-2

Type:           Personnel Transport
Service: 	Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF)
Crew:           crew of 4, plus 14 passengers
Armament:       none
Reference: 	Francillon: 498

        Length:         62' 0" (18.887 m)
        Height:         14' 6" (4.423 m)
        Wingspan:       84' 7" (25.778 m)
        Wing area:      939.686 sq. ft (87.3 sq. m)
        Empty Weight:   12313 lbs (5585 kg)
        Loaded Weight:  17990 lbs (8160 kg)

        No. of Engines: 2
        Powerplant:     Wright Cyclone SGR-1820-F82 9-cylinder radial engine
        Horsepower:     730 hp each 

        Range (max):    1007 st miles (1620 km) 
        Cruise Speed:   168 mph (270 km/h)
        Max Speed:      199 mph (320 km/h) at 2315 ft (760 m)
        Climb to/in:    3280 ft (1000 m) in 2 min 36 sec
        Ceiling:        17,715 ft (5400 m) 
Production:		6 DC-2s total

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia HERE.

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