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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 ¬©

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 Specifications

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

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, 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)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

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

Maximum Speed: 195 knots (225 mph; 362 kph)
Maximum Range: 904 nautical miles (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, Users)

United Kingdom

Model Variants

DH.91 "Albatross" - Base Series Designation