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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.90 DRAGONFLY
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x 130hp de Havilland Gipsy Major inline piston engines
Speed: 232 kph, 144mph mph
Range: 1 006km, 625miles
Seats: 1+4
Length: 9.65m, 31ft 8in
Span: 13.11m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 1 134kg, 2,500lb
Max T/O Weight: 1 814kg, 4,000lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.90 Dragonfly

 
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.

Thee aircraft (1403, 1404 and 1408) served in the SAAF.