DH.104   Dove   Preservation   Group  Inc.

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Manufacturer: de Havilland
First flight: 25 September 1945
Produced: 1946 - 1967
Number built: 542 + 2 Prototypes 






















Dove 1 : Light transport aircraft, seating up to 11-passengers. Powered by two 340-hp (254-kW) De Havilland Gipsy Queen 70-4 piston engines.

Dove 1B : Dove Mk 1 aircraft, fitted with two 380-hp (283-kW) Gipsy Queen 70 MK2 piston engines.

Dove 2 : Executive transport version, seating up to six passengers. Powered by two 340-hp (254-kW) Gipsy Queen piston engines.

Dove 2B : Dove Mk 2 aircraft, fitted with two 380-hp (283-kW) Gipsy Queen 70 MK2  piston engines.

Dove 4 : Military transport and communication version.

Devon C Mk 1 : Transport and communication version for the RAF.

Devon C Mk 2 : Transport and communications version for the RAF. Re-engined version of the Devon C Mk 1.

Sea Devon C Mk 20 : Transport and communications version for the Royal Navy.

Dove 5 : The Dove 5 was powered by more powerful engines. The aircraft was fitted with two 380-hp (283-kW) Gipsy Queen 70 MK2 piston engines.

Dove 6 : Executive transport aircraft. Uprated version of the Dove 2, powered by two 380-hp (283-kW) Gipsy Queen 70 MK2 piston engines.

Dove 6B : Stressed for operations at a maximum weight of 8,500lb (3856kg).

Dove 7 : Uprated version of the Dove 1, fitted with two 400-hp (298-kW) Gipsy Queen 70 MK3 piston engines.

Dove 8 : Uprated version of the Dove 2, fitted with two 400-hp (298-kW) Gipsy Queen 70 MK3 piston engines.

Dove 8A : Five seater version of the Dove 8 for the U.S. market.


Specifications
de Havilland Dove 5 Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1966–67[10]

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Capacity: 8 passengers


Length: 39 ft 3 in (11.96 m)
Wingspan: 57 ft 0 in (17.40 m)
Height: 13 ft 4 in (4.06 m)
Wing area: 335 sq ft[11] (31.1 m²)
Empty weight: 6,325 lb (2,869 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 8,950 lb (4,060 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × de Havilland Gipsy Queen 70 Mk 2 6-cylinder in-line inverted air-cooled engine, 380 bhp (283 kW) each
Performance

Maximum speed: 230 mph (200 knots, 370 km/h)
Cruise speed: 187 mph (163 knots, 301 km/h) at 8,000 ft (2,440 m) (econ cruise)
Stall speed: 74 mph (64 knots, 119 km/h)
Range: 880 mi (765 nm, 1,415 km)
Service ceiling: 21,700 ft (6,610 m)
Rate of climb: 1,135 ft/min (5.8 m/s