DH104 DOVE/ DEVON

AEROPLANE DATABASE

Devon C2 VP959 served with the Royal Aircraft Establishment and was based at Farnborough.
CHRIS SANDHAM-BAILEY
The very smart Dove 7, JY-RJU, operated by the Jordanian Royal Flight. It was photographed air-to-air following the International Air Tattoo 93, where King Hussein himself gave a memorably low flypast on departure.
ADRIAN M. BALCH

DEVELOPMENT

Britain’s first new post-war commercial aircraft

A July 1946 shot of the first prototype Dove 1, G-AGPJ, in ‘definitive’ configuration with the revised dorsal fin.
KEY COLLECTION

Fighters and bombers, airframes and engines, pistons and jets: de Havilland certainly had its hands full in the early post-war years. But from this glittering array of Vampires, Hornets, Mosquitos and Comets emerged one particular success story that has tended to be overshadowed by the company’s more glamourous products.

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