RNoAF Douglas DT-2C

RNoAF Douglas DT-2C


TYPE: Two seated biplane, torpedobomber
AMOUNT IN NORWEGIAN SERVICE: 3

ARMAMENT
1x Twin Madsen machinegun
1x 45cm Whitehead Model Vb torpedo 3.7m
Smoke tank, fog tank anchor

TECHNICAL DATA
Wingspan: 15.3m
Lenght: 11.9m
Height: 4.6 m
Wing area: 65.68 m²
Weight (without load):
Weight (maximum):
Eigne: 575 Hk Siddeley Phanter IIA
Top speed: 190 km/h
Range: 570 km

SERIAL NUMBERS - times in service and fates

HISTORY
(the B and C verison shares the same history but different specifications)

This pane, Douglas DT-2B and C was an American Torpedobomber that was developed of Douglas Aircraft Corporation, it became the standard Torpedobomber for the American Navy in the 20’s

The Norwegian Air Force was early on with the use of torpedoes from aircraft and had experimented with this from M.F.3 and Lübeck Travemünde. in 1924, focus converged on the American Douglas DT-2B. The aircraft type had just become world famous after flying around the world as Douglas World Cruisers. An aircraft was ordered for testing, and the aircraft arrived in Horten in 1925. In the same year, licensing rights were purchased for the construction of the aircraft type in Norway

Two were built in 1927 and two more were delivered in 1929. The sources differ a little when it comes to engine choice for these planes, either 400hp or 420hp liberty engines. The engine was sufficient for the Norwegian torpedoes of 400 kg, but in 1931 the Navy’s flying torpedo F.1 was ready for production. It weighed 624kg and was too heavy for this aircraft. Therefore, two aircraft were rebuilt in 1932 so that they could use the British 535hp Phanter II engine, and this allowed their service life to be extended by several years. This variant was called the DT.2C

The planes were fully on par with similar foreign machines. three new DT.2C machines were completed in 1933, and eventually all the Norwegian-built aircraft received Phanter engines. Only the first machine, the F.80 flew its entire life with the old Liberty engine. The aircraft were considered mobilization aircraft and were therefore little used in connection with rehearsal exercises. Just before the war, they were replaced by the Heinkel He 115, but were still in reserve on 9 April 1940, three on Flatøy near Bergen and four in Horten. The machines in Bergen were not ready for flight and were left behind when the station was evacuated, while the planes in Hoeten were moved. One was destroyed by a German vessel, while the other was destroyed by the Norwegian crew and towed back to Horten on 13 April. One of the aircraft was later painted yellow with the text “Fischereidienst” on the fuselage, but it is not known whether the aircraft was actually used in such service

Also regarding the paint or skin, there are stripes on the tip of all the wings, like we see on many of the simlar model/era Norwegian planes

TORPEDO MOUNTED ON THE PLANE

THE TORPEDO

THE SMOKE “SCREEN” APPLICATION

PICTRUES

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DT-2C DOUGLAS — ImgBB

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WarthunderNorway on Instagram: "DOUGLAS DT-2B/DT-2C Two seated biplane torpedo plane 8 planes ARMAMENT 1x Twin Madsen rekylgevær (machinegun?) 1x 45cm torpedo or bombs TECHNICAL DATA Wingspan: 15.3m Lenght: 11.9m Eignes: 400hk 12 cyl liberty 575hk Siddeley Phanter IIA Top speed: 160 (190) km/h Cruise speed: 130 (155) km/h Range: 500 (570) km DT-2B 79 F.80: 11.03.1925 - 1940 Discarded in January/February 85 F.82 06.12.1927 - 09.04.1940 Horten Flyfabrikk abandoned 86 F.84 07.11.1927 - 13.04.1940 1st flight division Horten, left behind 94 F.86 09.11.1929 - 09.04.1940 1st flight division Horten, sunk 95 F.88 16.09.1927 - 28.07.1939 Total wrecked in Horten DT-2C 118 F.90 06.05.1933 - 16.04.1940 2nd Air Division Bergen, left behind, destroyed 119 F.92 14.06.1933 - 16.04.1940 2nd Air Division Bergen, left behind, destroyed 120 F.94 28.06.1933 - 16.04.1940 2nd Air Division Bergen, left behind, destroyed The Norwegian Air Force was early on with the use of torpedoes from aircraft and had experimented with this from M.F.3 and Lübeck Travemünde. in 1924, focus converged on the American Douglas DT-2B. The aircraft type had just become world famous after flying around the world as Douglas World Cruisers. An aircraft was ordered for testing, and the aircraft arrived in Horten in 1925. In the same year, licensing rights were purchased for the construction of the aircraft type in Norway Two were built in 1927 and two more were delivered in 1929. The sources differ a little when it comes to engine choice for these planes, either 400hp or 420hp liberty engines. The engine was sufficient for the Norwegian torpedoes of 400 kg, but in 1931 the Navy's flying torpedo F.1 was ready for production. It weighed 624kg and was too heavy for this aircraft. Therefore, two aircraft were rebuilt in 1932 so that they could use the British 535hp Phanter II engine, and this allowed their service life to be extended by several years. This variant was called the DT.2C I finish this sentence in comments" my own instagram
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