Restored WWII Dakota

The Yorkshire Air Museum fires the engines of a restored WWII Douglas Dakota for the first time.

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Engineers devoted 12 years to restoring Dakota aircraft

A team of engineers has been working to restore the Dakota since December 2001 when the Yorkshire Air Museum acquired the aeroplane.

When I first obtained this aircraft by a chance telephone call to Coventry in 2001, I could not have imagined the work which our dedicated team of aircraft engineers would have to put in to get it to this high standard of restoration – it is truly a great credit to them, and I especially congratulate the project leader George Astley MBE for his determination and skill.”

– Ian Reed, Museum Director

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