|de Havilland DH.104 Dove|
|首次飞行||25 九月 1945|
这 德哈维兰DH.104鸽子 是由德哈维兰开发和制造的英国短途客机。该设计是战前Dragon Rapide双翼飞机的单翼飞机继承者，来自布拉巴松委员会的报告，该报告除其他飞机类型外，还要求为航空公司提供英国设计的短途支线。
|德哈维兰 DH.104 “鸽子”四处走动|
The de Havilland DH.104 Dove was a British short-haul airliner developed and manufactured by de Havilland. It was a monoplane successor to the prewar de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane. The design came about from the Brabazon Committee report which, amongst other aircraft types, called for a British-designed short-haul feeder for airlines.
The Dove first flew on 25 September 1945 and entered production in 1946. It was one of Britain’s most successful postwar civil designs, with over 500 aircraft being built until 1967. The Dove had a metal structure and featured innovations such as constant-speed propellers, flaps, and a retractable tricycle undercarriage. It could carry between eight and eleven passengers in a comfortable cabin that could be easily converted between different seating configurations.
The Dove was also widely used by military operators, such as the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, who designated it as the Devon and the Sea Devon respectively. Several overseas military forces also operated the Dove for transport and communication purposes. A longer four-engined development of the Dove, intended for use in less developed areas of the world, was the Heron. A redesigned three-engined variant of the Dove was built in Australia as the de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover.
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