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de Havilland DH.91 Albatross Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport

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

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de Havilland DH.91 Albatross Technical Specifications

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

Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical):
Overall Length: 71.52 feet (21.8 meters)
Overall Width: 104.99 feet (32.00 meters)
Overall Height: 22.24 feet (6.78 meters)

Weight (Empty): 21,275 lb (9,650 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 30,865 lb (14,000 kg)

Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

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

Maximum Speed: 225 mph (362 kph; 195 knots)
Maximum Range: 1,041 miles (1,675 km)
Service Ceiling: 17,897 feet (5,455 meters; 3.39 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 700 feet-per-minute (213 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators / Customers

United Kingdom

Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

DH.91 "Albatross" - Base Series Designation