De Havilland Chipmunk

1947 DHC-1 Chipmunk

The De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk is a tandem, two-seat, single-engine primary trainer aircraft designed and developed by Canadian aircraft manufacturer De Havilland. It was developed shortly after the Second WorldWar and sold in large numbers during the immediate post-war years, being typically employed as a replacement for the De Havilland Tiger Moth Aircraft. This Chipmunk was purchased from the famous aviator and Warbird collector Rudy Frasca in Sept of 2021

Engine:           6 Cylinder Gypsy Major Series 8 inline 145 Horsepower

Weight:           1,425 pounds empty; 2,014 pounds Gross

Cruise speed:    103 mph

Service ceiling:  15,800 ft 

Max Speed:          138mph

Wingspan:          34 ft 4 in

Range:                   260 miles

First Flight:           22 May 1946

Produced:             1947-1957

Number Built:      1,284

Retired:                1996

The Chipmunk was a WWII Primary Trainer for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). New cadets were introduced to basic flying in this “simple” airplane, which has fixed landing gear, a fixed-pitch propeller, and docile handling characteristics. This Chipmunk accumulated over 14,000 hours and 39,000 landings while in service with the RAF

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