Douglas O-38

Observation Aircraft

Douglas O-38F USAAC 33-324 National Museum of the US Air Force © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas O-38 is a single-engine two-seat observation aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company operated by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC).
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1690-5 Hornet
Engine Power391 kW525 hp
max. Cruise Speed206 km/h111 kts
  128 mph
Speed241 km/h130 kts
  150 mph
Service Ceiling6.020 m19.750 ft
Rate of climb287 m/min943 ft/min
Range906 km489 NM
563 mi.
Empty Weight1.393 kg3.071 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.022 kg4.458 lbs
Wing Span12,19 m39 ft 12 in
Wing Area35,0 m²377 ft²
Length9,75 m31 ft 12 in
Height3,25 m10 ft 8 in
First Flight1931
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1931-1934
Total Production156
Developed fromDouglas O-25
Data for (Version)Douglas O-38B