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When D is not for de Havilland

 
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Apr 28, 2016 18:08 |  #1

I guess we better cover the other manufacturers that begin with D. I guess chronological order will do, so let us return to the halcyon days of the Edwardian era. I think this may well be the second oldest airworthy aircraft in the world it's a 1910 Deperdussin monoplane. The oldest airworthy aircraft in the world is also owned by the Shuttleworth collection and is a 1909 vintage Bleriot XI. At 106 years old she is now limited to hops in a straight line.

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From 1930 we have the Desoutter I, Despite the name it was a British built aircraft, there were 28 of the MK I version and 13 of the MK II built. Only three survive today. In the UK National Flying services bought 19 aircraft and they were all painted in this distinctive black and orange colour scheme. This MK I is at the Shuttleworth Collection, while the other two surviving aircraft are in Australia, with one in the Queen Victoria Museum Launceston and the other airworthy one owned by the Australian National Aviation Museum in Melbourne.

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Now I am going to cheat a little here, as I really need to include a both names for what was said by Ike to be one of the three most important things in the winning of WWII, they were the Willis Jeep, this and I forget the third. First up is the British option, this one preserved by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby Lincolnshire. The Douglas C47 Dakota Mk III, 'KWCHERBCHEN'

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Of course better known in the US as the C47 Skytrain.

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Finally we have the Franco-German joint project, by two companies both starting with the letter D the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet E.

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