De Havilland D.H.89 'Dominie'

  Manufacturer:De Havilland
  Base model:D.H. 89
  Basic role:Trainer / Utility Transport (UK)

  Length: 34' 6"
  Height:10' 3"
  Wingspan: 48'
  Gross Weight: 5,550 lb

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Gypsy Queen 3
  Horsepower (each): 200

  Range: 578 miles
  Cruise Speed: 132 mph
  Max Speed: 157 mph
  Ceiling: 19,500 ft

Examples of this type may be found at
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

D.H.89 on display

United States Air Force Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Mark Pilkington
 Lara, Victoria, OTH
The description of a DH89 \"with no wheel skirts and two outer struts instead on just one\" suggests the 21st TCS were operating a DH84 Dragon, a predecessor to the DH89 Dragon Rapide. The DH84 was itself develped as a twin engined version of the single engined DH83 Foxmoth, and had folding wings with parallel spars and square wingtips, 2x four cylinder Gipsy Major engines and exposed undercarriage.

The DH89 evolved from the larger 4 engined DH86 Express, retaining two of the six cylinder Gipsy Six engines of that design along with the spatted undercarriage and tappered wings, with no provision for folding.

Australia built 88 DH84 Dragons during WW2 and it is most likely the archives are referring to a RAAF aircraft on loan?
01/17/2008 @ 13:51 [ref: 19334]
 cleveland, OH
the d.h. 89 was also called the "dragon rapide"
07/10/2002 @ 00:51 [ref: 5280]
 John Ford
 Vacaville, CA
Recently declassified historical documents and photographs reveal a DH-89 was operated by the 21st TCS out of Brisbane, Australia. An interesting variant of the 89 they flew was one with no wheel skirts and two outer struts instead on just one. No serial number nored in the documents.
05/01/2002 @ 12:44 [ref: 4839]


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