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The deHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth - by Colin E. Bowley

The deHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth - by Colin E. Bowley

From the 1930s to well into the 1940s the Tiger Moth was the elementary trainer used by the RAF and RCAF.

Although it was cold and draughty and the early models had no brakes it did have a strong and forgiving landing gear and was a pure delight to fly.

Derived from the DH-60 Moth the first DH-82 Tiger Moth was flown for the first time on the 26th October, 1931. It was powered by a 120 hp Gipsy engine and in 1937 it received the larger 130 hp Gipsy Major engine and was re designated the DH-82A Tiger Moth.

When it finally went out of production over 800 had been built.

16 x 27 inches Acrylic

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