The De Havilland Chipmunk

In October 1945 the De Havilland Canada design teamed were given the task of developing a  replacement for the well-known Tiger Moth. Planning begin immediately and a distinctive Canadian name - the Chipmunk - was adopted. The first flight of the prototype CF-D10-X took place only 7 months later on 22 May 1946. The prototype was then shipped to England as G-AKEY and, subsequently, 1000 Chipmunks were eventually built. The RAF adopted it as a trainer for the Primary Reserve, and in Canada it was used in the ab-initio pilot training role.  The RCAF Memorial Museum's Chipmunk bears the RAF Roundel and commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the aircraft.

Manufacturer: De Havilland
Designation: DHC 1B-1 and 1B-2 ( designated CT-120 )
Role: Trainer
TOS: 1948 SOS: 1971
Service: 1B-1: 8; 1B-2: 82.

Crew : 1 or 2
Powerplant: Gypsy Major 8 engine  - 145 hp
Performance: Max Speed: 138mph
Range: 280 miles
Weights: Gross: 2,014
Dimensions: Span: 34 ft 4 in  Length: 25 ft 5 in
Armament: none

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