THIS article describes the Dove manufacture as it was in the autumn of 1947, when machines had been coming off the production line for about a year. At that time the full flow of one machine per working day had not been achieved, but most production snags had been eliminated and all but a few jigs were in their final form.
(1947), "Manufacture of the de Havilland Dove Light Transport: An Account by the Technical Editor of the Methods Being Used in the Production at Hatfield of the Airframe of a Very Popular Aeroplane", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 19 No. 12, pp. 393-401. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031584Download as .RIS
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