Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide
De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide
Dragon Rapide DH 89
In the early 1930s the company De Havilland built one of the last traffic and transport aircraft, which were built of wood and covered with a fabric covering. It had a wingspan of 14.63 m and a wing size of 31.21 m2. two series motors serving as drive, each with 203 hp. In the interior, have space for up to eight passengers.
The prototype was called Dragon Six and flew on April 17, 1934 the first time. The subsequent series was called Dragon Rapide. In 1937, a new version was developed by endowing the aircraft with additional small flaps on the lower wings. From this release DH 89 A, there are also several different variants.
For that time, the Dragon Rapide was the reliability and efficiency and has been used worldwide for civil aviation. It was a very popular aircraft, especially among the rich and famous people. A copy belonged as well as the private property of Prince Edward VIII. Of Wales. Until the cessation of production in 1946 728 aircraft have been delivered. The largest customer was the British Royal Air Force. There, too, it was used until the mid-60ies mainly for civilian flights. The Dragon Rapide is therefore a very durable airplane. Allegedly, some copies have flown to the 1991st
Length: 43 cm
Width: 62 cm
Height: 16 cm