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Aircraft Specification

Role Trainer
Manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Company
Designer Geoffrey de Havilland
First flight 26 October 1931
Introduced 1932
Retired 1959
Primary users Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force,
Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force
Produced 1931–1944
Number built 8,868
Replaced by de Havilland Chipmunk

Adapted from the Gypsy Moth for military use by giving greater access for the instructor to bale out when a student gets it wrong!

The aircraft has no starter motor and has to be hand swung. When you hear the shout ‘CONTACT’, the fun begins!

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