Model, Static, De Havilland DH-4, US Postal Service


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

De Havilland DH-4

By 1921 modified de Havilland DH-4 light bombers were being used as mail planes. They soon become the symbol of the U.S. Air Mail Service. The first DH-4 built in the United States hangs in the Museum's Looking at Earth gallery.

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Physical Description

Wood and metal exhibit model of the de Havilland DH-4 biplane maiilplane number 249 operated by the US Postal service in natural linen wings and wooden fuselage with olive drab painted upper fuselage color scheme. 1:16 scale. 1978

Credit Line

Model by Daniel J. Dossert.

Model Maker

Daniel J. Dossert

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Wood
  • Metal


Model: 20.3 x 62.2 x 81.3cm (8 in. x 24 1/2 in. x 32 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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