The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated by the Royal Air Force and others as a primary trainer. The Tiger Moth remained in service with the RAF until 1952 when many of the surplus aircraft entered civil operation. Many other nations used the Tiger Moth in both military and civil applications, and it remains in use as a recreational aircraft. It is still occasionally used as a primary training aircraft, particularly for those pilots wanting to gain experience before moving on to other tailwheel aircraft, although most Tiger Moths have a skid. Many are now employed by various companies offering trial lesson experiences. Those in private hands generally fly far fewer hours and tend to be kept in concourse condition. The de Havilland Moth club founded 1975 is now a highly organized owners' association offering technical support and focus for Moth enthusiasts.
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale diecast replica of a RAF De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth Training Aircraft that is was operated by The de Havilland School of Flying. Now in stock!
Wingspan: 5 inches
Length: 4 inches
Release Date: February 2013
Historical Account: "Learning to Fly" - Built in 1935 and operated as G-ACDG by the De Havilland School of Flying at Hatfield, England, which soon became No 1 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School.