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DH104 Dove G-AROI in the attractive livery of British Eagle. The aircraft was named ‘Eaglet’ and is decorated in the company livery of silver, red and white with black graphics. The interior and passenger seating is moulded red. The aircraft number is printed on the starboard upper and underwing, as well as along the rear fuselage. Note too, the Union Flag printed in front of the British Eagle name behind the cockpit window. Two final details see the Eagle ‘E’ logo in the shape of the bird printed on the tail fin/rudder and the ‘Eaglet’ name printed on each side of the fuselage below the cockpit.
Wingspan Approx 9.75 Inches
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 was a popular aircraft and is considered to be one of Britain’s most successful postwar civil designs, in excess of 500 aircraft being manufactured between 1946 and 1967. Several military variants were operated, such as the Devon by the Royal Air Force, the Sea Devon by the Royal Navy and the type also saw service with a number of overseas military forces. A longer four-engined development of the Dove, intended for use in the less developed areas of the world, was the de Havilland Heron.