DAN SHUMAKER COLLECTION
No. 7554. Douglas XP3D-1 (9613 c/n 1235) US Navy
Photograph from Douglas, taken 1935
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 1904
03/31/2008. The sole XP3D-1 was built as a competitor to the Consolidated XP3Y-1, prototype of the well-known Catalina series. While XP3D-1 was flown on February 6, 1935, a month ahead of the XP3Y-1, the latter won the competition on price basis, and Consolidated gained a contract for sixty P3Y-1s on June 29, 1935.
Created March 31, 2008