Oxford Diecast 72DV001 – 1/72 Scale DH 104 1B Dove Diecast Model
History of Flight Series
|Length||16.6 cm||6.53 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||24.2 cm||9.52 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale de Haviland DH 104 1B Dove, Dan-Air – Oxford Diecast 72DR008
de Havilland DH.104 Dove
The de Havilland DH 104 Dove is a British twin-engined, short-haul airliner designed to replace the Dragon Rapide. It first flew on September 25, 1945, and entered service in December 1946 with Central African Airways. The Dove also serve in the roles of executive transport, aerial survey, air ambulance and freighter. It is considered one of Britain’s most successful civil designs postwar with 542 airframes built before production ended in 1967.
The military variant was designated as the Dove 4 by de Havilland, Devon by the Royal Air Force and Sea Devon by the Royal Navy, used for VIP flights, crew training and light transport duties. The Dove 4 carried a survival dinghy limiting seating to seven.
The Dove airframe is an all-metal with a semi-monocoque fuselage, and low mounted cantilevered wings. The flight crew consisted of a pilot and radio operator, removable dual flight controls allowed for a second pilot. Standard passenger versions carried between eight and eleven passengers. The cabin design allowed conversion between higher and lower density seating with removable toilet and luggage compartment. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle wheel type with the main units mounted in the wing behind the engine nacelles, retracting outwards.
It uses two de Havilland Gipsy Queen 70 Mk 3 6-cylinder in-line inverted air-cooled engines, driving a three-bladed constant-speed propellers, giving the Dove 7 a maximum speed of 370 km/h (230 mph), cruise speed of 301 km/h (187 mph) a range of 1,415 km (880 mi) and a service ceiling of 6,610 m (21,700 ft).