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De Havilland Tiger Moth (D.H.82)

Tiger Moth, Lithuania Civil Register
Tiger Moth, Lithuania Civil Register. Copyright: Arvo Vercamer

Production Details

Design Company:

The de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd, Stag Lane Aerodrome, Middlesex

First Flight:

26 October 1931

D.H.60T Tiger Moth:

8 - The de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd

D.H.82 Tiger Moth:

114 - The de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd
3 - Sweden
17 - Norway

D.H.82A Tiger Moth:

2889 - The de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd
2572 - Morris Motors Ltd
1070 - de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Australia
30 - de Havilland Aircraft of Canada
133 - de Havilland Aircraft of New Zealand
20 - Sweden
20 - Norway
91 - Portugal

D.H.82B Queen Bee:

318 - The de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd
60 - Scottish Aviation Ltd

D.H.82C Tiger Moth:

1523 - de Havilland Aircraft of Canada

Type Specification

Applies to:

D.H.82A Tiger Moth


Two seat primary trainer


Equal span, single bay, swept, staggered biplane. Wooden structure with fabric covering. Ailerons on lower wing only


Rectangular steel tube structure, covered in fabric mounted onto lower wing

Tail Unit:

Swept fin and tailplane leading edges with balanced rudder

Landing Gear:

Divided type fixed landing gear and tailskid

Power Plant:

One 130 hp Gipsy Major four cylinder, in line inverted air cooled engine in nose


Tandem open cockpits



29 ft 4 in


23 ft 11 in


8 ft 9 in

Wing Area:

239 sq ft



1,115 lb


1,825 lb


Max Speed:

109 mph

Initial Rate of Climb:

673 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

13,600 ft


300 miles

Preserved in British Museums

Tiger Moth:

K2585 - Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden - Restoration
T6296 - Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon - Display
T7793 - Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, Croyden - Display
BB807 - Solent Sky, Southampton - Display
DE998 - Imperial War Museum, Duxford - Display
NM145 - AeroVenture, Doncaster - Fuselage Restoration
G-ABUL - Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton - Stored
G-ANRX - De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, London Colney - Display
G-AOEL - National Museums of Scotland - Museum of Flight, East Fortune Aerodrome - Display
G-AOUR - Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Holywood - Stored
G-APAO - Classic Wings, Duxford - Airworthy
G-MAZY - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground - Display
Unmarked - Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge - Fuselage
Unmarked - AeroVenture, Doncaster - Fuselage Restoration
Unmarked - Caernarfon Airworld Museum, Caernarfon Aerodrome - Frame

D.H.82B Queen Bee:

LF789 - De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, London Colney - Display

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Page Created: 24 August 2003

Last Update: 1 July 2006

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