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de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth


In the late 1920s, the boom of amateur pilots began. They needed simple and reliable tourist planes. To meet this demand, the de Havilland Aircraft company in 1929 began work on a new project — the DH.80A Puss Moth.

The DH. 80A was a three-seat high-wing aircraft with a non-retractable landing gear. The fuselage frame was made of steel pipes and covered with canvas. It was equipped with a de Havilland Gipsy Major engine (130 hp) Cruising speed-174 km / h, flight range-480 km. September 9, 1929-the first flight of the de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth light multi-purpose aircraft.

The aircraft turned out to have excellent flight characteristics and was mass-produced until 1933. A total of 284 units of the DH.80A Puss Moth were produced. They were in great demand and were often used for long-distance flights. Several DH.80A aircraft have survived to this day.


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