Douglas DC-2: Daddy Cool (VIII).

Arthur Emmons Raymond was a young engineer when in 1932 the Douglas Aircraft Company was asked to design a new passenger plane for Transcontinental and Western Air Inc. That Douglas aeroplane became DC-1 for Douglas Commercial model No. 1, an unique prototype soon improved and evolved into the DC-2. In 1934 Raymond, then Douglas chief engineer, led the team that built the successor to the DC-2, the DC-3. The rest is both history and legend. Not enough. The four-engined DC-4, DC-6 and DC-7 followed. The last Douglas plane Raymond was involved was the DC-8. Some career, my friends.

The proud man himself and the unmistakable DC-2. Those peculiar nose landing lights and its Wright Cyclone lovely cowlings.


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