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1920s & 1930s: de Havilland DH.84 Dragon

The Dragon went into production in 1930, and was a modified version of a design initially intended to produce a light bomber for the Iraqi Air Force. 202 aircraft of the type were produced before production ended in 1937, and this aircraft (based in Auckland) is one of 87 DH-84 license built by de Havilland's Australian factory during World War Two. ZK-AXI is one of just four flyable Dragons left in the world.

 

Stan and Gilly Smith's DH-84 Dragon is based at Auckland's North Shore Airfield, and is one of three Dragons to have been operated in New Zealand. The first two were imported in 1935, and were used for civil transport, before being impressed by the RNZAF during the Second World War.

DH84This particular aircraft was imported in 1953, and was one of 87 DH-84's license built by de Havilland's Australian factory during World War Two. The aircraft spent the next 14 years in a variety of civil roles around New Zealand before being written off in an accident.

After a lengthy restoration period, the aircraft became airworthy once more in 1997. ZK-AXI is one of just four flyable Dragons left in the world.

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Several de Havilland airliners from the 1930s.

 


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