Douglas DC-5

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Douglas DC-5
Helijah hangar
DC-5 side.png
View of the cockpit
View of the cockpit
Type Airliner, Historical aircraft
Configuration High wing aircraft
Propulsion Twin-engine aircraft, Piston aircraft, Propeller aircraft
Manufacturer Douglas
Author(s) Emmanuel Baranger
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Status Early production
 FDM Stars-3.png
 Systems Stars-2.png
 Cockpit Stars-3.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Website The website for the Douglas DC-5 developments.
Download Download the aircraft package.
DC-5 in flight.

The Douglas DC-5 was a twin piston engine airliner. Because of World War 2, only 12 were built and flew from 1939 to 1949. None were preserved.

It can be flown in FlightGear since november 2023.


Max Take-Off Wt. 20,000 lbs
Max Landing Wt.
Empty Wt. 13,674 lbs.
Max payload
Maximum Speed 200 kts
Normal Cruising Speed 169 kts
Vfe (max flaps speed)
Approach Speed 60 kts
Landing Speed
Stall Speed
Service Ceiling 23,700 feet
7200 m
Range 1400 nm
Landing Distance
Take-off Distance

Basic procedures

Autostart is triggered by pressing "}". See above for V speeds, they come from Wikipedia (except the approach speed of 60 kts which is the value specified in the FDM). The DC-5 can take off at ~70 kts with the flaps extended to the first notch. During approach, the flaps seem necessary to slow down below 80-100 kts. The plane handles very well with full flaps at 60 kts.



External links

  • Wikipedia article: [1]