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  de Havilland DH60 Gipsy Moth
 
Gipsy Moth DH60M VH ULP

History

 
The Fleet Air Arm only had one Gypsy Moth. In January 1940, Gipsy Moth K1898, was impressed to 759 squadron, Fleet Fighter School, briefly being detached in June till August 1940 to 780 sqdn Conversion Course Unit, and remained with 759 squadron until March 1943.
Fleet Air Arm history
     De Havilland D.H.Gipsy Moth
     Total FAA 1939-1945:        1
     First delivered to RN:          1940
     First squadron 1939-1945:    759 sqdn, 1.1940
     Operational squadron:          None
     Last served with RN            1943
Aircraft Type:
D.H.60 Gipsy Moth
Mark:
-
Primary Role:
Transport
First Flight: 
1928
Date operating with FAA squadrons:
1940-1943
Manufacturer:
De Havilland, Edgeware
Engine:
One 100 hp (743 kW) four-cylinder, air-cooled de Havilland Gipsy I engine 
 Wing Span: Length: Height: Wing Area: 
Wing Span: 30 ft (9.14m)
Length: 23ft 11in (7.29m)
Height: 2.68m Wing Area: 22.57m2
Empty Weight: Max.Weight:
Empty Weight: 417kg Max.Weight: 748kg
Speed: 

Ceiling: 

Range:

Speed: 164km/h Ceiling: 4420m Range: 515km
Armament: 
None
Crew:
1 crew 
Squadrons:
759, 780
Battle honours:
None
Additional references and notes:
-

Battle Honours and Operation History
None with FAA


Surviving aircraft and relics
At least 17 Gipsy Moths survive worldwide all in airworthy condition. One survives in a museum at the Vliegend Museum, Seppe (Netherlands). The market  even included one for sale in 2000, De-Havilland Gipsy Moth DH60M VH ULP Serial no. 1406 Private category in New Zealand.



Gipsy Moth DH60 VH-ULP for sale in 200 in New Zealand


Associations and reunions
 
FURTHER INFORMATION
 
NZFP Museum Gipsy Moth in New Zealand 
Croydon Aircraft Company Ltd  http://www.themoth.co.nz/CAC.html
Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995) 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 085130 232 7 
Created 3-4-1999, Modified 3-4-2000

 

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