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DHC 1 Chipmunk Military Trainer Aircraft

The de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk was the first post-war aviation project undertaken by de Havilland Canada , it was designed as an all-metal low wing tandem seated primary trainer to replace the old pre-war de Havilland Tiger Moth training biplanes. The DHC-1 Chipmunk first flew in May 1946 and by the time production ended in 1956 a total of 158 Chipmunks had been delivered to the RCAF and remained in service until 1972. It is of note that de Havilland UK also built the chipmunk as the Ha Havilland Chipmunk T.10 for the RAF.

DHC 1 Chipmunk Military Trainer Plane

 

DHC-1 Chipmunk Specifications:

  • Crew: Instructor and student
  • Length: 25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 4 in (10.47 m)
  • Height: 7 ft in (2.1 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,517 lb (646 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 2,014 lb (953 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)
  • Engine: Single 145 hp (108 kW) de Havilland Gipsy Major 1C
  • Maximum speed: 140 mph (222 km/h) at sea level
  • Range: 225 NM (445 km)
  • Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (5200 m)
  • Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (274 m/min)
 
 
DHC 1 Chipmunk
 

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