de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover

Commuter Airliner

de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk2, VH-ADN, c/n DHA5009 © Jim Woodrow
Photo ©: Jim Woodrow (photos at
The de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover is a three-engine commuter airliner with a capacity of 8-9 passengers produced by the Australian manufacturer de Havilland Australia.
The DHA-3 Drover is a development of the de Havilland D.H.104 Dove with three engines, slightly shorter fuselage and fixed tailwheel landing gear.
Propulsion3 Piston Engines
Engine Modelde Havilland Gipsy Major 10
Engine Power (each)108 kW145 hp
max. Cruise Speed202 km/h109 kts
  125 mph
max. Speed (vne)224 km/h121 kts
  139 mph
Service Ceiling5.944 m19.500 ft
Range1.491 km805 NM
926 mi.
Empty Weight1.860 kg4.100 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.948 kg6.500 lbs
Wing Span17,37 m56 ft 12 in
Wing Area30,2 m325 ft
Length11,13 m36 ft 6 in
Height3,28 m10 ft 9 in
First Flight23.01.1948
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1949-1953
Total Production20
Developed fromde Havilland DH.104 Dove
Data for (Version)de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Mk.2 Drover

[Photo-ID: 3042] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-11
De Havilland Australia Drover Mk.2, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc. (HARS), VH-DHM, c/n DHA5020, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009De Havilland Australia
Drover Mk.2
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc. (HARS)
Reg.: VH-DHM
c/n: DHA5020
Too bad a position and too cramped for a good picture.
[Wollongong/Illawarra Regional Airport (YWOL / WOL)]