Keywords:Aircraft, DH53, De Havilland DH 53 Humming Bird G-EBHX, Old b&w photos
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Date modified9-Apr-12 17:51
De Havilland DH 53 Humming Bird G-EBHX
Sqd. Leader McClarens plane The DH53 Humming Bird was de Havillands’ first venture into the light plane field. It was fitted with a 750cc Douglas motorcycle engine, later, the 26 hp Blackburne Tomtit 670cc engine. The DH53 Humming Bird was ordered by the Royal Air Force and also for experimental work; this included launching and retrieval from the airship, R-33. Two DH53s were fitted with a pylon and pick-up gear for attachment to a trapeze lowered from the airship.