This is the DH9 F.1258 in Museé de l`Air in Paris.
This aircraft was built by Waring and Gillow Ltd. of London in 1918
and is considered the most authentic example of the type.
"Wonderfully evocative, unrestored plane in original and
very good condition. Gray-painted plywood reveals grain pattern clearly, and
rib tapes are very pronounced by the darkening effect of the old (dope?) Note
many cutouts in fuselage undersurface, and brass magneto switches outboard
of cockpits. Starboard wing root uncovered for visibility. Undercarriage struts
gray steel. Control horns varnished wood.."
Two Shots of the engine area and one poor look at the cockpit.
These are pictures of the DH9a at Le Bourget, and are provided by Nigel Rayner
and used with his permission.
Mark Miller sent in the following phtos taken by David Fleming.
David's comments: I noticed that in the real aircraft section,
what is labelled as a DH9A is
in fact the DH9. Enclosed and in the following mail are 6 shots of the
RAF Museum's superb DH9A restoration (Based on the fuselage from the
Berlin Museum which was obtained from Poland in the 60s).
to download a zip file of the full set of Knut's photos.