Produced after World War Two as a replacement for the Dragon Rapide.
The standard version was a 8-11 seater with DH Gipsy Queen 70 engines of either 340 or 380 hp. EAAC had four of these briefly but they were not economic and quickly sold. Maximum speed of 210 mph and range of 720 miles.
Click to enlarge (photos by Eric Coates
|VP-KDE||DH104 Dove Srs 1||04117||1948||1951||“Masai” later “Chagga”. Sold 1951 as G-AMFU. Converted Srs6. Sold 1969 as OO-SCD. Nose section preserved at Aviodrome, Lelystad, Netherlands|
|VP-KDF||DH104 Dove Srs 1||04118||1948||1951||“Buganda” later “Kikuyu”. Sold 1951 to Gulf Aviation as G-AMJZ. Cancelled 1962|
|VP-KDG||DH104 Dove Srs 1||04119||1948||1951||“Chagga” later “Wakamba”. Sold June 1951 to Mandated Air Lines as VH-MAB. Later VH-AWF, converted Srs5, VH-RAJ, VH-TLU, VH-RCI and VH-CTS. W/O heavy landing at Geelong, Vic. 17/11/68|
|VP-KEJ||DH104 Dove Srs 1||04120||1948||1951||“Swahili” later “Masai”. Sold 6/51 to Mandated Air Lines as VH-MAL. Later VH-AWE, VH-GVE and VH-DSM. Now preserved in Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra, Australia as VH-MAL|