Aeroplane Monthly 1986-11
J.Stroud - Wings of Peace
The first D.H.66 during an early test flight.
G-EBMY at Pisa during its delivery flight to Cairo in December 1926.
G-AUJO, the first D.H.66 for West Australian Airways, on test from Stag Lane in March or April 1929. It has an enclosed cockpit and a tailwheel, and in this view the port engine is shut down.
D.H.66 G-AARY City of Karachi in service on the India route.
G-AARY City of Karachi at Zomba, Nyasaland (now Malawi) during the Christmas mail flight to Cape Town in December 1931.
G-EBNA, last of the original five Imperial Airways D.H.66s, at Stag Lane in 1927.
The first Imperial Airways aeroplane in India, G-EBMX at Delhi in January 1927.
G-ABCP City of Jodhpur, probably at Heliopolis.
The cabin of an Imperial Airways D.H.66, looking aft.
KEITH WOODCOCK'S painting shows the de Havilland 66 Hercules G-EBMW, which opened the Basra - Baghdad - Cairo service in January 1927, over the Arch of Ctesiphon just south of Baghdad.