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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

Type:

Two seat primary trainer

Wing:

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

Fuselage:

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

Accommodation:

Tandem open cockpits

Dimensions

Span:

29 ft 4 in

Length:

23 ft 11 in

Height:

8 ft 9 in

Wing Area:

239 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,115 lb

Max:

1,825 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

109 mph

Initial Rate of Climb:

673 ft/min

Service Ceiling:

13,600 ft

Range:

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

Web Sites

http://www.warbirdalley.com/tiger.htm
http://www.xs4all.nl/~fbonne/warbirds/ww2htmls/dehatigerm.html


Page Created: 24 August 2003

Last Update: 1 July 2006

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