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This basic info on the different Howard DGA models is taken from the FAA Type Certificate Data Sheets. Click on the number to see the entire Data Sheet as a PDF.

T.C. Number: 612
Jobmaster (Howard) DGA-8 (Army UC-70C), 5 PCL-SM
Engine Wright R760E-2
Placard limits Maximum, except takeoff - in. Hg., 2200 rpm (320 hp)
Takeoff (one minute) -- in. Hg., 2400 rpm (350 hp)
Fuel capacity 97 gallons (two tanks in fuselage): Main 60 gallons (+28) and rear 37 gallons (+61)
Number of passengers 4 (front (+13.8), rear (+56.3))
Standard (landplane) 3800 lbs., (Seaplane) 3899 lbs.
Spec. basis Type certificate no. 612 (Aero. Bulletin 7A requirements)
Serial numbers 71 and up eligible per Note A.

T.C. Number: 645
I - Model DGA-9 (Army UC-70D), 5 PCLM, Approved June 25, 1937
(Same as Model DGA-8, TC#612, except for engine installation, equipment, and placard speeds.)
Engine Jacobs L-5 (See also Item 201(a))
Placard limits Maximum, except takeoff – 2000 rpm (285 hp)
Takeoff (one minute) – 2000 rpm (285 hp)
Fuel capacity 127 gallons max. (three tanks in fuselage)
Standard weight 3600 lbs.
Serial Nos. eligible 200 to 206 inclusive were produced by Howard Aircraft Corp. as Model DGA-9 from 1937 to 1938.

II - Model DGA-12 (Army UC-70A), 5 PCLM, Approved June 25, 1937`
(Same as Model DGA-8, TC#612, except for engine installation, equipment, and placard speeds and minor structural changes.)
Engine Jacobs L-6
Placard limits Maximum, except takeoff, (Sea level) 24.5 in. Hg., 2100 rpm (300 hp)
Takeoff (one minute), 26 in. Hg., 2200 rpm (330 hp)
Fuel capacity 127 gallons max. (three tanks in fuselage)
Standard weight 3800 lbs.
Serial Nos. eligible 400 and 401, were produced by Howard Aircraft Corp. as Model DGA-12 in 1939.

T.C. Number: 672
I - Model DGA-11, 5 PCLM, Approved October 30, 1937
Engine P&W Wasp Jr. SB with one 4-1/2N and one 9 N damper
Fuel capacity 127 gallons max. (three tanks in fuselage) (See Item 208 and NOTE 4)
No. passengers 4 (front +14, rear +56)
Baggage 120 lbs. (compartment aft of rear seats) (+84)
Standard weight 4100 lbs.
Spec. basis Type Certificate No. 672 (Aero. Bulletin 7A requirements)
Serial Nos. eligible 300 to 303 inclusive, were produced by Howard Aircraft Corp. as Model DGA-11 in 1938 and 1939
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T.C. Number A-717
I - Model DGA-15P (Army UC-70; Navy GH-1, GH-2, GH-3, NH-1), 5 PCLM, Approved Feb. 20, 1940
See NOTE 2 regarding conversion of military models.
Engine P & W Wasp Jr. , 450-hp
No. seats 5 (two at +14 and three at +56). See Item 401 for six-seat arrangement, and Item 402 for eight seat arrangement.
Maximum baggage 125 lbs. (+84). Compartment aft of rear seats.
Fuel capacity 151 gals. max. Three tanks in fuselage.
Serial Nos. eligible 500 to 574, 701 and up and all AAF and Navy numbers. Use manufacturer's number when available.

II - Model DGA-15J (Army UC-70B); 5 PCLM, Approved Feb. 20, 1940
See NOTE 2 regarding conversion of military model.
Engine Jacobs L-6MB
Engine limits Maximum continuous, (Sea level) 24.5 in. Hg., 2100 rpm (300 hp)
Takeoff (one minute), 26.0 in Hg., 2200 rpm (330)
Maximum weight 4350 lbs.
No. seats 5 (two at +14 and three at +56).
Fuel capacity 151 gals. max. Three tanks in fuselage.
Serial Nos. eligible 500 and up and all AAF numbers. Use manufacturer's number when available.

III - Model DGA-15W, 5 PCLM, Approved Feb. 3, 1941
Engine Wright R760-E2
Engine limits Maximum continuous, 2200 RPM (320 HP)
Takeoff (one minute), 2400 rpm (350)
Maximum weight 4350 lbs.
No. seats 5 (two at +14 and three at +56).
Fuel capacity 151 gals. max. Three tanks in fuselage.
Serial Nos. eligible 500 and up, per NOTE 3

NOTE 2. (a) Navy Models GH-1, GH-2, GH-3 and NH-1 are eligible for certification as Model DGA-15P when finger strainers having not more than 10 meshes per inch are installed in outlets of all fuel tanks and selector valves are placarded as required by pertinent weight and balance report.

Upon completion of the conversion to certificated status, the manufacturer's nameplate on the aircraft should be altered to include the new commercial model designation. In case the original nameplate is not sufficiently large to include this additional information a similar plate should be installed near the original plate. The original or any succeeding nameplate should not be removed from the aircraft.
(b) Navy GH-1 is identical to DGA-15P.
(c) Navy GH-2 (Ambulance) is identical to DGA-15P except as follows:
xxx (1) 24 volt electrical system. Page 7 of 7 A-717
xxx (2) No. passengers 4 (front +14, right rear +70, lower litter +64) or
xxx (3) No. passengers 3 (front +14, right rear +70, left rear +64).
(d) Navy GH-3 (General Purpose) is identical to DGA-15P except as follows:
xxx (1) Fuel capacity 122 gals. (If main fuselage tank capacity varies from 74 gals.
xxx use actual capacity) (Items 206(a), (d), and (e).
xxx (2) No. passengers 3 (front +14, right rear +70, left rear +64).
(e) Navy NH-1 (Blind Flying Trainer) is identical to DGA-15P except as follows:
xxx (1) Fuel capacity 122 gals. (if main fuselage tank capacity varies from 74 gals. use actual capacity) (Items 206(a), (d) xxx and (e).
xxx (2) No. passengers 2 (front +14, rear +70).
xxx (3) A third set of controls and instruments in rear cockpit (See Item 602).
(f) Army Models UC-70 and UC-70B are identical to models DGA-15P and DGA-15J, respectively.

T.C. Number: 739
I -- Model DGA-18, 2 POLM (Approved 3/18/41)
Engine Warner Scarab Series 50
Engine limits For all operations 2050 rpm (125 hp)
Maximum weight 2050 lbs.
No. seats 2 (one at +45 and one at +97)
Baggage None
Fuel capacity 31 gallons (tank in fuselage) (+11)
Serial Nos. eligible  601 to 629, inclusive, and 631 to 649, inclusive

II -- Model DGA-18K, 2 POLM (Approved 4/17/42)
(Same as Model DGA-18 except for engine, aft portion of fuselage, tail surface bracing and other minor differences)
Engine Kinner R-5 Series 2 (See also Item 202 and NOTE 2)
Engine limits For all operations 1850 rpm (160 hp)
Maximum weight 2200 lbs.
No. seats 2 (one at +45 and one at +97)
Baggage None
Fuel capacity 31 gallons (tank in fuselage) (+11)
Serial Nos. eligible 630, 650 and up per NOTE A

Certification basis Type Certificate No. 739 (CAR 4a)

Info summarized September 1, 2010 from FAA TC datasheets on-line. This is for basic info only and is only a small part of the TC file.

Ken Stoltzfus Sr., www.john2031.com
September 4, 2010

 
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