DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
indigenous Canadian-designed and built aircraft, the DHC-1 "Chipmunk"
first flew in 1946. It replaced the Tiger Moth as primary trainer
in the RCAF and in Great Britain, where it was built under license.
1,217 were produced and made their way into the colonial air forces
(23 countries). The RCAF retired the DHC-1 in 1971, but the RAF
kept active through 1995.
This example saw service in the Burmese Air Force.
It was purchased and restored in 1992 by Robert Barber of Delta, Colorado.
He replaced the original Gypsy Major engine with an American-made Lycoming,
necessitating a modification to the engine cowling.
||Gypsy Moth in-line 6 @ 145 hp (std)
Lycoming 0435 @ 210 hp
138 mph max
||2,000 lb gross
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