Title: Douglas DC-5 (R3D)

The Douglas DC-5 was intended for shorter routes than the DC-3 or DC-4 and first flew in 1939. By the time it was ready to enter service airlines were cancelling orders and Douglas was concentrating on military production. Consequently only 12 examples were produced, 7 of which saw service with the US Navy as the R3D-1 and with the US Marines as the R3D-2.

This title contains the US Navy Pilot’s Handbooks for the Douglas R3D-1 and R3D-2, the military versions of the Douglas DC-5 airliner.  The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the model R3D-1, dated 1940, with approx. 102 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the model R3D-2, dated 1940, with approx. 103 pages..