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De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
 
   


United Kingdom, trainer/tourer


In 1928, the Army Airforce decided to purchase a new training plane as a replacement for the FF-9 Kaje. They chose the de Havilland Moth. Three aircraft, together with licensing rights were purchased. The plane was known as the Standard Moth in Norway, and ten of them were built at the Kjeller military aircraft factory.

The DH 82A Tiger Moth is a further development of the Standard Moth. Improvements made it easier to bail out from the forward cockpit, the view from the pilot's seat was also improved and the aircraft was equipped with a more powerful engine. Altogether about 9,500 of them were built. The aircraft was in use in over 30 different countries, and a number of Moths are still in operation at aero clubs around the world in addition to some privately owned ones.

In 1932, the Ministry of Defence gave the all clear for the licensed manufacture of 17 Tiger Moths. By 1935, a further 20 had been built. The aircraft was used in combat during the German attacks on Norway in 1940. When the campaign was over, the still operative Tiger Moths were evacuated to Sweden and Finland.

TECHNICAL DATA

LENGTH:

7,3 m

WINGSPAN:

9,0 m

HEIGHT:

2,7 m

MAX T/O WEIGHT:

840 kg

MAX SPEED:

167 km/t

CEILING:

4270 m

RANGE:

490 km

POWERPLANT:

1 Gipsy Major 1, 130 Hk

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