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de Havilland DH.91 Albatross

United Kingdom (1938)

Detailing the development and operational history of the de Havilland DH.91 Albatross Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport.

 Entry last updated on 3/10/2014; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United Kingdom
Year: 1938
Type: Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport
Manufacturer(s): de Havilland Aircraft Company - UK
Production: 7

Including its two prototypes, only seven total DH.91 Albatross aircraft were ever built by de Havilland.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Length: 71.52 ft (21.8 m)
Width: 104.99 ft (32.00 m)
Height: 22.24 ft (6.78 m)
Empty Weight: 21,275 lb (9,650 kg)
MTOW: 30,865 lb (14,000 kg)

Installed Power
4 x de Havilland Gipsy Twelve 12-cylinder inverted-Vee piston engines developing 525 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 225 mph (362 kph; 195 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,041 mi (1,675 km; 904 nm)
Service Ceiling: 17,897 ft (5,455 m; 3.39 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 700 ft/min (213 m/min)


Operators List
United Kingdom

Series Model Variants
• DH.91 "Albatross" - Base Series Designation
• "Faraday"
• "Franklin"
• "Frobisher"
• "Falcon"
• "Fortuna"
• "Fingal"
• "Fiona"