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The Long Range Dragon: Details of the Differences between the Mollison “Seafarer” and the Standard D. H. Dragon

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 August 1933

Abstract

MR. AND MRS. MOLLISON left Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, Wales, at 12.0 noon (B.S.T.) on Saturday, July 22, in their modified D.H.84 Dragon, “Seafarer,” with two 130 h.p. Gipsy Major engines. They successfully traversed the North Atlantic, but crashed owing to the aeroplane overrunning the aerodrome and rosing over on marshy ground, at Bridgeport, Connecticut, 57 miles N.E. of New York, at 3.15 a.m. (B.S.T.) on Monday, July 24. This unfortunate ending to the flight does not detract from the merit of Messrs. De Havilland's performance in converting a standard aeroplane of such small size into a long‐range machine. The details of the modifications carried out are here described.

Citation

(1933), "The Long Range Dragon: Details of the Differences between the Mollison “Seafarer” and the Standard D. H. Dragon", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 5 No. 8, pp. 181-182. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029706

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