De Havilland DH 84 'Dragon', serial no 6039, 1933.
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Built by the De Havilland Aircraft Company in 1933, this is the oldest surviving British airliner. It was a small airliner, capable of carrying eight pasengers at a cruising speed of 130 mph for 550 miles. This example, registration G-ACIT, is pictured at the Science Museum's Wroughton airfield in Wiltshire.