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de Havilland Devon

de Havilland Devon
Serial No: VP952
Period: Post-WWII
Reference: 1987/0015/A
Museum: Cosford
Location: Hangar 1
On Display: Yes

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The Devon aircraft was developed for the RAF from the civil de Havilland Dove 4 as a light communications and transport aircraft.

The de Havilland Dove was designed to replace the de Havilland Rapide, and first flew on 25 September 1945. A military version, the Devon C1, was produced and thirty aircraft were supplied to the RAF from 1947. Others were acquired for the Royal Aircraft Establishment, the Empire Test Pilots School and the Fleet Air Arm.

Some Devons were re-engined to Dove 8 standard and were known as Devon C2, being used as light transport aircraft until 1984.

This aircraft was the first to be supplied to the RAF and was used in the military trials by the Handling Squadron at RAF Hullavington.

The civilian Devon was a commercial success. Five-hundred aircraft were produced and they flew in practically every country in the world.

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