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De Havilland Express

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de Havilland Express
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Description
RolePassenger transport / trainer
Crew2
Passengers14-18
First flight1933 in aviation
Entered service
Manufacturerde Havilland
Dimensions
Length46 ft 1 in14.1 m
Wingspan64 ft 6 in19.7 m
Height13 ft 3 in4 m
Wing area638 ft²59.3 m²
Weights
Empty6,250 lb2,830 kg
Loaded10,250 lb4,650 kg
Maximum takeoff lb kg
Powerplant
Engine4 × de Havilland Gipsy Six
Power (each)200 hp150 kW
Performance
Maximum speed166 mph267 km/h
Combat range748 miles1,200 km
Ferry range km miles
Service ceiling17,400 ft5,300 m
Rate of climb925 ft/min280 m/min

The de Havilland 86 was developed in 1933 for QANTAS, to inaugurate the Singapore-Brisbane section of the England to Australia air route. It was styled the Express Air Liner.

A modified version, the DH 86B with accommodation for two pilots, was built for Imperial Airways and given the class name Diana. They were used on European and Empire air routes including the run from Khartoum to Lagos.

62 were built and many were still flying at start of World War II when they were taken into military service for communications and radio navigational training.

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