Great War Treasure

FROM THE WORKSHOP DH.9

Darren Harbar goes air-to-air with Retrotec’s newly restored de Havilland DH.9 and uncovers its remarkable restoration journey

The DH.9’s engine is started up at Duxford using a Hucks Starter vehicle.

Since discovering the rare remains of some early RAF bombers in India, Guy Black and his Retrotec team have returned a rare DH.9 to the air. Retrotec has been responsible for many stunning aircraft ‘rebirths’ over the years (see Striving for Perfection in August’s issue), but this is arguably its crowning glory.

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