It was the ideal trainer and was used eventually by 39 different nations. They were built in large numbers .Over 7000 made in Britain , 155O in Canada , over 1000 in Australia as well as smaller numbers in New Zealand, Sweden, Portugal and Norway. They served as military trainers from 1932 until 1959. Survivors are now sought after sport aircraft and a very nice one will cost you close to 100,000 dollars.
The Tiger Moth was a very safe machine because it would give plenty of warning before entering a stall or a spin.
This small biplane was the novice pilots introduction to flying. It was easy to fly but hard to fly well and was the perfect airplane to let instructors sort out who should continue training as a pilot and those who should be doing other things.
de Havilland DH82C
Bomber Command R.C.A.F. F/LT Sean Dunn
Engine : De Havilland Gipsy Major 4 cylinder 130 H.P. 100 KW
Wingspan: 29 FT 4 IN 8.9 M
Empty Weight : 1,115 Lb 506KG
Max Weight :1825 LB 828 KG
Top Speed :109 M.P.H. 97 KTS
Cruise speed : 67 M.P.H 59 KTS
The Tiger Moth was a very safe machine because it would give plenty of warning before entering a stall or a spin .
Range : 300 Miles 490 KM