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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.83 FOX MOTH
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 130hp de Havilland Gipsy Major inline piston engine
Speed: 182 kph, 113mph mph
Range: 579km, 360miles
Seats: 1+4
Length: 7.85m, 25ft 9in
Span: 9.41m, 10.5ft 10.5in
Empty Weight: 499kg, 1,100lb
Max T/O Weight: 939kg, 2,070lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.83 Fox Moth

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: De Havilland
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Transport
 
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.

ZS-AEW was allocated SAAF serial 1413.