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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.85 LEOPARD MOTH
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x de Havilland Gipsy Major inline piston engine
Speed: 220 kph, 137mph mph
Range: 1 151km, 715miles
Seats: 1+2
Length: 7.47m, 24ft 6in
Span: 11.43m, 6ft 6in
Empty Weight: 637kg, 1,405lb
Max T/O Weight: 1 009kg, 2,225lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.85 Leopard 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.

Seven aircraft of this type served in the SAAF.