DE HAVILLAND GYPSY II FOUR CYLINDER IN-LINE AIR-COOLED ENGINE

The engine on display, serial number 2166 was originally fitted to the De Havilland DH-60G Gypsy Moth, registration number ZS-AJX that belonged to the Air Taxi Company.  This aircraft was impresses by the South African Air Force on 19 August 1940 and given the serial number 1432.

 The aircraft was sent to Alexanderfontein near Kimberley for utilisation by Number 2 Empire Flying Training school and became an instructional aircraft with Number 211 at 69 Air School.  This engine later became instructional engine number G31 at 73 Air School stationed at Wonderboom.