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de Havilland Canada DHC-51

1,361 qwerty132  5 months ago

Disclaimer: This is fictional

The de Havilland Canada DHC-51 was a WWII era Canadian attack, recon, and night fighter. It was used by the RAF, RCAF, an the USAAF and several others. It first flew in 1942 and entered service in 1943. It saw service over European, African, and Pacific theatres of WWII. It had long range, high speed, and high altitude capability’s which made it very effective. A carrier variant was considered but the war was over before it could be built and was cancelled. It would see service in the Korean War as an attack and recon aircraft. It was retired in 1957 by the RCAF. In 1954 an advanced version with turboprop engines, radar, a larger fuselage was developed as a medium maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Canadian Navy, designated the DHC-55 it saw a very successful career until it was retired in 1983. The final DHC-51 rolled off the production line in 1949.

Operators:

RAF: 2035 (1943-1955)
RAAF: 1239 (1943-1958)
RCAF: 2047 (1943-1957)
RNZAF: 391 (1944-1962)
USAAF: 1952 (1943-1947)
USAF: 1375 (1947-1954)

Photos

DHC51A
DHC51B
DHC51C
DHC51D

Notes:

I didn’t really do a proper livery but I did add some RAF Type A roundels, feel free to use them just credit me. It flys pretty well in my opinion. This was a fairly quick build that I only started yesterday and my first WWII aircraft. The rear facing cannons are stationary despite that they wouldn’t be in real life.

Weapons:

4x 30mm Cannons
5x 250LB General Purpose Bombs
4x Unguided Rockets
2x Rear mounted cannons

Controls:

Ag.1: Activate Tail Guns
VTOL: Flaps
Trim: Trim
Cam 1: Navigator View

Variants:

DHC-51 Mk.1 (Prototype)
DHC-51 Mk. 2 (Reconnaissance)
DHC-51 Mk. 3 (This Variant)
DHC-51 Mk.4 (Trainer)

Check it some of my previous builds:

MiG-305
A-70 Warrior
A-33 Attack Hawk
A-153
F-143 Hellhound

Thanks to everyone who downloads, upvotes, or spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 62.0ft (18.9m)
  • Length 63.8ft (19.4m)
  • Height 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 12,111lbs (5,493kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,219lbs (7,810kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.783
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.232
  • Wing Loading 49.1lbs/ft2 (239.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 350.7ft2 (32.6m2)
  • Drag Points 6768

Parts

  • Number of Parts 127
  • Control Surfaces 7