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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.94 MOTH MINOR
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 90hp de Havilland Gipsy Minor inline piston engine
Speed: 190 kph, 118mph mph
Range: 483km, 300miles
Seats: 2
Length: 7.44m, 24ft 5in
Span: 11.15m, 7ft 7in
Empty Weight: 446kg, 983lb
Max T/O Weight: 703kg, 1,550lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.94 Moth Minor

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