De Havilland DH-114 Heron C4, N82D at Paine Field Seattle WA
The DH.114 Heron was a stretched, four engined development of de Havilland's successful DH.104 Dove. Only a few years later in development than the Dove on which it was based, design work on the Heron began in the late 1940s, resulting in the prototype's first flight on May 10 1950 (the Dove first flew in 1945). Major differences include the four 185kW (250hp) Gipsy Queen engines, greater span wings, a longer and taller fuselage and greater seating capacity. This one is apparently in Naval Air Command colours and used to have that apinted on the white top part of the fuselage.Heard it was part of the "Queens Flight" ?? any feedback appreciated.
Year built: 1958
Construction Number (C/N): 14130