The De Havilland dh.89 Dragon Rapide Biplane is one of the most captivating of the pre-war commercial airliners, it’s widely considered to be the best commercial aircraft of the 1930’s and despite the fact that they were made from wood, fabric and elbow grease, a number of the planes are still flying today.
The Dragon Rapide used twin Gipsy Six engines and could carry up to 8 passengers on short haul flights, the fuselage design and window layout have always fascinated me on this aircraft, in a way it looks like a plane that was designed by an artist rather than an engineer.
Read more about the De Havilland dh.89 Dragon Rapide here.
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