The Douglas DC-2 began a revolution in air transport in the 1930s. It introduced new standards in speed, comfort and efficiency and led to introduction of the larger DC-3.
Four DC-2s were imported into Australia in the late 1930s.
The Douglas DC-2 was designed in response to the slightly earlier Boeing 247.
The first one made its premier flight 11 May 1934 and they entered service with TWA a week later.
With their speed and comfort they were immediately popular with passengers and the airlines. A total of 198 were manufactured.
After the government lifted its ban on importing American aeroplanes in 1935 four DC-2s were imported in 1936 and 1937.
They flew on Australia’s main air routed in conjunction with four DC-3s.
The first Australian DC-2 was the Bungana which began flying locally in April 1936, popularizing modern civil aviation in Australia.
This model represents VH-USY (Bungana) flying for Holymans Airways in April 1936.
MPM 1/72 kit with home made decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in October 2016.