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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.84 DRAGON
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x 130hp de Havilland Gipsy Major inline piston engines
Speed: 216 kph, 134mph mph
Range: 877km, 545miles
Seats: 1+6
Length: 10.52m, 34ft 6in
Span: 14.43m, 4ft 4in
Empty Weight: 1 060kg, 2,336lb
Max T/O Weight: 2 041kg, 4,500lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1947

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.84 Dragon

 
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-AEH was allocated SAAF serial 1414.


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