Howard DGA-15. Specifications. A photo.
Howard DGA-15. Specifications. A photo.

Howard DGA-15. Specifications. A photo.


Howard DGA-15 - American single-engine civilian aircraft manufactured by Aircraft Corporation «Howard Aircraft» according to 1939 1944 year.

Development of multi-purpose aircraft Howard DGA-15 1936 began in the year, with, in just three years of design, American design engineers have managed to create a new vehicle, which has found wide application, both in civil and military aviation.


Photo Howard DGA-15


For quite neprotyazhёnny period of production, and its first flight of the model aircraft is committed to 1939, after which, to 1944 years was in issue was built 520 airplanes of this model, which indicates a large demand for the aircraft.

Depending on version, on board a light aircraft Howard DGA-15 can accommodate up to 4 5 people (including also a pilot), which in turn allow the movement of people on the routes of local and regional importance. Moreover, thanks to increasingly take on board the payload, and the model Howard DGA-15 752, the figure is kilograms (depending on the version), the aircraft is also used extensively for various types of cargo transportation.


Howard DGA-15 photo


During the Second World War, the Howard DGA-15 aircraft was also actively used for the transportation of various types of military cargo (ammunition, ammunition, etc.), while, thanks to the twin control system, the aircraft was also suitable for training military pilots ...

Thanks to the powerful power plant used in the Howard DGA-15 model (Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial engine), the aircraft could develop 450 hp of thrust, which in turn provided it with a high flight speed of about 325 km / h. ... (maximum speed). The aircraft engine used in this aircraft is distinguished by high performance and reliability, moreover, it is adapted to both high positive and negative G-forces.


Cabin Howard DGA-15


In the period of 1939 1944 year it introduced several military and civilian modified variants of the aircraft:

  • Howard DGA-15J - Version with engine Jacobs L6MB (330 hp);
  • Howard DGA-15P - the main production version, equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial engine;
  • Howard DGA-15W - Modification to the engine Wright Whirlwind J6-7 (350 hp);
  • Howard GH-1 - Special military version for the Navy and the US Air Force;
  • Howard GH-2 Nightingale - Military Medical version of the aircraft;
  • Howard GH-3 - Improved military version of Howard GH-1;
  • Howard NH-1 - Military training and a training version of the aircraft;
  • Howard UC-70 - Passenger version developed by request of the US Air Force;
  • Howard UC-70B - The military version version Howard DGA-15J.


Specifications Howard DGA-15.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 7,82 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,58 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,57 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1225 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 752 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1977 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 300 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 325 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2028 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6555 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-985 (depending on version);
  • Power: 450 hp (Depending on version).


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