BRYAN GIBBINS COLLECTION
No. 8457. Howard DGA-18
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Howard DGA-18

12/31/2008. Formed by Ben "Benny" O. Howard at Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1922 the Howard Aircraft Company used "DGA" (Damn Good Airplane) in all its designations.

By 1940, the expanded Civil Pilot Training Program demanded more training aircraft. Designed by Howard's chief engineer, Gordon Israel, the low-wing two-seat trainer DGA-18 was a deviation of the biplanes and high-wing monoplanes the company had produced so far (except for three racers:
DGA-3 "Pete", DGA-4 "Mike" and "Ike"). The prototype was constructed within three months and flown in 1941, and three versions were produced:


Created December 31, 2008