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DHC-1 Chipmunk

The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk was the rst production of the De
Havilland Canada company, made during the postwar era after the Second World
War. The plane served as a product replacement for the de Havilland Tiger Moth
biplane - produced before and during the Second World War. It was produced and sold to a large number of clientele.

Towards the 1940s and 50s, a number of big clients for the DHC-1 Chipmiunk were
several military air services, including the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force), RAF
(Royal Air Force), FAP (Porteguese Air Force), and several other military forces
around the world. A popular use for the model was in acting as a standard trainer
aircraft for new pilots. Additional uses have included reconnaissance missions and
active use in private hands - such as agricultural cropdusting, leisurely ights, and
aerobatic practices.

In the late 1950s, the de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk was going through a process
of being phased out of active military use in favor of newer plane models. Despite
this, it has seen continued use by various military air branches still but has
seen a more active presence in private aviation.

The DAMF's DHC-1 Chipmunk getting ready for a flight.

Manufacturer: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

Power Plant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major 1C 4-cylinder air-cooled inverted in-line piston engine, 145 hp

Crew: 2

Length: 25 ft 5 in (7.75 m) (108 kW)

Wingspan: 34 ft 4 in (10.46 m)

Height: 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)

Wing Area: 172 sq ft (16.0 m2)

Empty Weight: 1,517 lb (688 kg) - Gross Weight: 2,014 lb (914 kg)

Max Takeoff Weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)

Maximum speed: 138 mph (222 km/h, 120 kn) at sea level

Cruise Speed: 103 mph (166 km/h, 90 kn)

Range: 259 mi (417 km, 225 nmi)

Service Ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,800 m)

 


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