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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.80A PUSS MOTH
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 120hp de Havilland Gispy III inline piston engine
Speed: 206 kph, 128mph mph
Range: 483km, 300miles
Seats: 3
Length: 7.62m, 25ft
Span: 11.20m, 9ft 9in
Empty Weight: 574kg, 1,265lb
Max T/O Weight: 930kg, 2,050lb
Period of Service: 1939 - ?

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.80A Puss 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.