Home Forum Shop Alumni
THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.60G GIPSY MOTH
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 100hp de Havilland Gipsy I inline piston engine
Speed: 164 kph, 102mph mph
Range: 515km, 320miles
Seats: 2
Length: 7.29m, 23ft 11in
Span: 9.14m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 417kg, 920lb
Max T/O Weight: 748kg, 1,650lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1947

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.60G Gipsy Moth

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: De Havilland
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Utility
 
Description:

At the start of World War II, South Africa impressed many private civil aircraft into the SAAF for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Many of these aircraft were also for communications between HQ and the air schools and operational training units.

SAAF serials were as follows:
1432 
1434 
1435 
1436 
1439 
1443 
1444 
1488
1489
1490
1491
1492
1493
1496 
1498 
1500 
1539 
1541