View the document DC-3 / C-47 Dakota
DC-3 / C-47 Dakota ZK-DAK (as a WWII period RNZAF C-47) Taken at Matamata, January, 1991. The camoflauge doesn't quite match the conditions - the short grass was quite badly burnt by the January sun.…
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View the document De Havilland Gypsy Queen
De Havilland Gypsy Queen Taken at Ashburton Aviation Museum, April 9, 1998 The 345hp Gypsy Queen 70-3 engine was used on former RNZAF Devon's like NZ1829 pictured here. Go to: Ashburton Aviation…
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View the document De Havilland Heritage (Mosquito) Museum
De Havilland Heritage (Mosquito) Museum Salisbury Hall, London Colney : October 11, 2001 This is one of the Museums that has been on my must see list for many years. I've always wanted to see the…
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View the document Denny Kitfox
Denny Kitfox ZK-KFX Taken at Matamata, February 12, 2000. Practically a local - Waihi Beach based KFX had only a short hop to the show. This aircraft was an award winner in 1994. Go to: Sportavex…
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View the document Denny KitFox
Denny KitFox Background not available yet New Zealand Kitfoxes on the active register (as at May 1, 2001) include: ZK-EWC Kitfox I c/n 1640 E.W.Colling Wanaka ZK-FYM Kitfox I c/n 1113/AACA/770 R.D. &…
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View the document DH 114 Heron
DH 114 Heron Background The Heron was a follow on to the successful Dove. Utilising many of the Dove's components, the Heron had a longer fusealge, and an increase to four engines (in a similar…
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View the document DH-83 Fox Moth and DH-82a Tiger Moth
DH-83 Fox Moth and DH-82a Tiger Moth ZK-ADI and ZK-ARZ Taken at Matamata, February 11, 2000. A nice contrast between the two models allows the Fox Moths Tiger origins to be assessed. Steve Turner in…
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View the document DH-88 Comet
DH-88 Comet Background The Comet is a classic of the Golden Age of long distance air racing in the 1930's. The aircraft is well detailed elsewhere, but briefly the creation of the Comet was a…
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View the document DH.100 FB.5 Vampire
DH.100 FB.5 Vampire NZ5770 Taken at Southward's Car Museum, 1994. Go to: Southwards Museum Page VAMPIREPage © 1997 Phillip Treweek, all rights…
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View the document DH.83 Fox Moth
DH.83 Fox Moth Background The Fox Moth was designed in 1932 and provided a light transport aircraft with good performance and economical operating costs suitable for small airlines. Legend has it…
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View the document DH100 Vampire FB9
DH100 Vampire FB9 as WR202 Taken at the Museum of Transport and Technology, 1993. Aircraft of this type were operated by N0.14 SQN in Cyprus between 1952 and 1955. They were not RNZAF aircraft, but…
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View the document DH100/DH115 Vampire
DH100/DH115 Vampire Background The DH100 Vampire prototype flew in 1943, and the DH115 trainer first flew in 1950. The RNZAF acquired its first jet aircraft (18 FB.52s NZ5721-5738) in 1951 which went…
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View the document DH104 DEVON
DH104 DEVON NZ1829 Taken at Ashburton Aviation Museum, April 9, 1998 Owned by Philip Burns, this aircraft (c/n 4427) is on loan to the Museum and takes pride of place in the hangar. Go to: Ashburton…
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View the document DH104 Devon / Dove
DH104 Devon / Dove Background The Dove was de Havilland's first post-war production aircraft, developed as a small airliner to replace the Dragon Rapide. The all metal, tricycle undercarriage design…
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View the document DH104 Devon 1b
DH104 Devon 1b ZK-KTT / NZ1808 Taken at Ardmore, 21 May, 1990. Several Devons provide 'mass' transportation for Warbird Association members to events. Go to: Ardmore Airfield Page Devon Page ©…
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View the document DH112 Venom
DH112 Venom Background No14 SQN RNZAF operated leased RAF aircraft (FB.1's) while based at Tengah, Singapore between 1955 and 1958. One of these Venoms (WR282) was the first RNZAF operated aircraft…
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View the document DH112 Venom FB1
DH112 Venom FB1 ZK-VNM (as WE343 14SQN RNZAF) Taken at Ardmore, 26 May, 1990. The Venom undergoes maintenance. Yes, the nosewheel is unsupported. This was an interesting opportunity to get a look at…
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View the document DH115 Vampire T.35
DH115 Vampire T.35 ZK-VAM /A79-649 Taken at Ardmore,, 1991. The Vampire at rest - tucked away in the Warbirds Association hanger. This aircraft was built in Australia in 1959, and served with…
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View the document DH89 Dragon Rapide/ Dominie
DH89 Dragon Rapide/ Dominie Background The DH89 was created as a larger more comfortable version of the DH84 Dragon. (Hence the original name Dragon Six). The prototype flew on April 17, 1934, and…
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View the document DH98 Mosquito
DH98 Mosquito Background The history of the Mosquito is well enough known to dispense with a summary here. Many New Zealanders flew the type in RAF service. Best known of these are 487 (NZ)…
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View the document DHC-8 Dash-8
DHC-8 Dash-8 Background The Dash-8 was designed as a smaller quiet STOL commuter aircraft to follow on from the successful Dash-7. Large area trailing edge flaps, fowler flaps, and spoilers; along…
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View the document Di Blasi Folding Motorbikes
Di Blasi Folding Motorbikes Display area Taken at Matamata, 7 February, 1998. A lot of folk seemed to have fun taking one of these small bikes for a 'wee' ride. They look like fun, and I guess if…
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View the document Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakota
Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakota Background The DC-3 and its family is so well known that it is not necessary to go into its design history here. The type was introduced into New Zealand by the USN R4D which…
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View the document Douglas SBD Dauntless
Douglas SBD Dauntless Background Designed as a scout/ dive bomber, the Dauntless has its roots in a Northrop development prior to takeover by Douglas. Ed Heinemann's team produced the prototype XBT-2…
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