de Havilland D.H.93 Don           L2387


                                        The D.H. Don was built to fill Specification T6/36 calling for an advanced trainer and was unique
                                        in that it incorporated a manually operated dorsal turret.  Two pilots and a radio operating/gunner
                                        trainee could be accommodated.   First flight was in June 1937.   After 30 had been delivered the
                                        Air Ministry changed its mind about the need for such a machine and they were converted to be
                                        communications aircraft by the removal of the turrets.   20 additional airframes (sans engines) were
                                        also completed and used as instructional airframes.  All the Dons had been obsoleted by the time
                                        WW II broke out.   One of the few de Havilland designs which was less than a complete success.