De Havilland D.H.42 Dormouse / D.H.42A Dingo
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De Havilland D.H.42 Dormouse / D.H.42A Dingo

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D.H.42A Dingo IA three-view drawing of D.H.42A Dingo I (700 x 672)

 ENGINE1 x 420hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IV
    Take-off weight1769 kg3900 lb
    Empty weight1141 kg2515 lb
    Wingspan12.50 m41 ft 0 in
    Length12.04 m40 ft 6 in
    Height8.61 m28 ft 3 in
    Wing area36.14 m2389.01 sq ft
    Max. speed201 km/h125 mph
    Ceiling4877 m16000 ft

Barry, 17.01.2017

The two aircraft were almost identical. The Dormouse was built to Air Ministry specification 22/22 for a two seat reconnaissance fighter and the Dingo was built to specification 8/24 for a two seat army co-operation plane. Both were wooden built but a later built Dingo II was an all metal plane. There was a variation in power plant in that the Dingo used a nine cylinder Bristol Jupiter engine of 410 h.p. Neither went into production with the Dormouse going to Farnborough for experimental radio work between March and December 1925 before being written off in an accident. The Dingo I crashed at Martlesham Heath during trials during June 1924 and the Dingo II was last heard of at Farnborough in November 1926.

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