72DV003 Oxford Diecast DH104 Devon VP975 Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE)

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Oxford Diecast 1/72nd scale
72DV003
DH104 Devon
VP975
Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE)

RRP £35.00

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Oxford Diecast 1/72nd scale 72DV003 DH104 Devon VP975 Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE). Buy online at Flying Tigers.

 

The de Havilland DH.104 Dove was a British short-haul airliner developed and manufactured by de Havilland. It was a monoplane successor to the pre-war de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane. The Dove was a popular aircraft and is considered to be one of Britain’s most successful post war civil designs , in excess of 500 aircraft were manufactured between 1946 and 1967. Several military variants were operated, such as the Devon by the RAF, the Sea Devon by the Royal Navy, the type also saw service with a number of overseas military forces.

The Dove first flew on 25 September 1945. From summer 1946 large numbers were sold to scheduled and charter airlines around the world, replacing and supplementing the pre-war designed de Havilland Dragon Rapide and other older designs. The largest order for the Dove was placed by Argentina, which ultimately took delivery of 70 aircraft, the majority of which were used by the Argentine Air Force. LAN Chile took delivery of twelve examples and these were operated from 1949 onwards until the aircraft were sold to several small regional airlines in the United States in 1954. An initial batch of 30 Devons was delivered to RAF and these aircraft were used as VIP and light transports for over 30 years. The Royal New Zealand Air Force acquired 30 Devons between 1948 and 1954 and these remained in service for VIP, crew-training and light transport duties into the 1970s. A few Doves and civilianized Devons remain in use in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and with small commercial firms and with private pilot owners.

RRP £35.00

Weight 750 g
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Historical Era

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Model Code: 72DV003

Model categories:
Military Aviation, Oxford Aviation, Oxford Diecast History of Flight, de Havilland Dove / Devon