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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - D.H.60M
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 133hp de Havilland Gipsy Major IIIA inline piston engine
Speed: 164 kph, 102mph mph
Range: 515km, 320miles
Seats: 2
Length: 7.29m, 23ft 11in
Span: 9.14m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 417kg, 920lb
Max T/O Weight: 748kg, 1,650lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1947

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

D.H.60M

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

The SAAF serial number was 1484.