De Havilland Tiger Moth

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Type: A fabric covered two-seat elementary trainer and communications aircraft. Power Plant: One 130 hp deHavilland Gipsy Major inline piston engine. Dimensions: Span: 29’4″; Length: 23’11”; Height 8’10”; Wing area: 239 sq ft. Weight: 1,200lbs (empty), 1,825 lbs (max) Operations: Burma, Denmark, Indian Air Force, RAAF, RAF, RCAF, RN, RNZAF, SAAF.

The DeHavilland DH-82 was a very significant aircraft in the Allied war effort because of its vast use as a wartime trainer aircraft. The two-seater Tiger Moth was used in various Elementary Flight Training Schools including 28 schools in Britain, 25 schools in Canada, 12 schools in Australia, 4 in Rhodesia, 7 in South Africa, and 2 schools in India. DeHavilland constructed a total of 4,930 Tiger Moth Trainer/Trainee aircraft and our North Atlantic Aviation Museum was very fortunate to have acquired one.