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Post WW2: de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

This very pretty little aircraft was designed in Canada for production by de Havilland (Canada) Ltd., to replace the aging Tiger Moth which had been used to train British Commonwealth pilots since 1931. The Chipmunk first flew on 22 May 1946. Initially, 218 Chipmunks were built for the Royal Canadian Air Force, followed by 735 for the RAF.

 

ChipmunkThe Chipmunk proved more than equal to the task and was immediately adopted as the standard primary trainer for both the Royal Air Force and the then Royal Canadian Air Force. Such was the success of the type that the RAF continued to use the dainty machine until the late 1990s, a record service for any type in that force.

From the pilot's perspective, the Chipmunk is famous for its beautifully harmonised flight controls, light control forces and docile handling in aerobatics. If ever the was an aircraft that could live up to the oft heard expression "It's a delight to fly", it surely is the de Havilland Chipmunk.

For many years only a handful of Chipmunks flew in New Zealand however during the 1990s that number more than doubled with additional examples coming from South Africa, England and India, adding a dozen more, very welcome Chipmunks to the Kiwi scene.

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Two Chipmunk trainers in the air together.

 


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