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Howard DGA-15P

A Howard DGA-15P in flight
Manufacturer: Howard Aircraft Corp.
Model: DGA-15P (U.S. Navy GH-1)
Year: 1941
Span: 11.58m / 38ft
Length: 7.82m / 26ft
Height: 2.57m / 8ft
Wing Area: 19.51m² / 210ft²
Empty Weight: 1134kg / 2,500lbs
Gross Weight: 1859.76kg / 4,100lbs
Maximum Speed: 286.4km/h
Cruise Speed: 265.49km/h / 165mph
Power Plant: Pratt & Whitney R-985 engine
Range: 2059.52km / 1,280miles
Serial Number: 559
Registration: N52947

Howard DGA-15P

Based on the Howard Aircraft Corporation's pre-war DGA ("Damn Good Airplane") the GH series were produced in quantity for Navy use from 1941 onwards. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-985 engine the aircraft served in a number of wartime transport and training modes. The Museum of Flight's DGA-15P has seen much hard use and is undergoing extensive restoration.