De Havilland Devon / Sea Devon. Photo. Characteristics.
A type: Twin-engine training aircraft
Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other
As the first post-war aircraft is manufactured by de HaviUand, twin-engine plane "Dove» (Dove) initially met strong resistance from the market filled liberated by British and American planes for general use. Straw to replace the highly successful pre-war aircraft "Dragon Rapid» (Dragon Rapide) of the same company plane sold very poorly, while in 1948, he was bought by a certain amount of the Royal Air Force as a liaison.
As a modification of the aircraft Dove 4, and calling the name "Devon» (Devon) With 1, the first military items were transferred to the squadron № 31 (link metropolis) in "Hendon". The plane "Dove" became more attractive for both civil and military customers. During 23-year production life, with prodolzhavscheysya 1945 1968 of the year, the aircraft "Dove" was a series of improvements. It was built 544 eight aircraft modifications - mostly differing power propulsion.
In addition to using modifications of "Devon" With 1 (with engines "Gypsy Queen» 71 company "De Havilland") and C 2 (with engines "Gypsy Queen» 175) Royal Air Force on 1970-ies of the Royal Navy also used a small number of aircraft Devon With 20 as "admiral's boat." Overseas small number of aircraft Dove has found its application in the military air force Ethiopia, India, Ireland, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Paraguay and Sri Lanka. At the same time several aircraft Dove, created by the Royal Air Force specifications, used by India and New Zealand.
- Length: 11,99 m
- Wingspan: 17,37 m
- Height: 4,06 m
- BLANK: 2985 kg
- Maximum take-off: 4060 kg
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 338 km / h
- Range: 1415 km
Power point: Two engine "Gypsy Queen» 70-3 company "De Havilland" Power: 800 l. from. (596 kW)
Date of first flight:
- 25 September 1945 years (civilian aircraft "Dove")
The surviving airworthy modifications: "Devon", "C Devon" and "Dove"
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