Douglas DC-5 (C-110, R3D)
The Douglas DC-5 was developed as a 16/22 passenger civilian airliner, with a high wing and innovative tricycle landing gear (unique for the time). Designed to use either Pratt & Whitney R-1690 or Wright Cyclone engines, the prototype with Cyclone engines made its first flight on 20 February 1939 with Carl Cover at the controls. Prior to the US entry into World War II, one prototype and four production aircraft were constructed.
The three DC-5 used by the Allied Directorate of Air Transport (ADAT) in Australia, leased to Australian National Airways (ANA) with Australian registrations and operated by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as the C-110.
A total of
530 were built.