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Not So Rapide Transit

de Havilland Dragon Rapide

 

Sometimes an aircraft looks like it is connected to another time and place yet existed successfully in a era that would normally have called it archaic. Such is the story of the Dragon Rapide. To my eyes one of the most attractive aircraft ever to fly the skies in any part of history never the less during World War II.

 

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