British de Havilland DH-82 ''Tiger Moth'' Airplane

  • Military Aircraft Of The World
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By Crusader1307

The de Havilland DH-82 ''Tiger Moth'' was a Bi-Wing, multi-purpose airplane used by The British Royal Air Force from 1932 until 1959. The ''Tiger Moth'' was first used as a Fighter/Trainer for new Pilots. Later, The ''Tiger Moth'' was pressed into Coastal Patrol duties during World War II as an Observation Patrol Plane. Over 8,000 production Models were produced for pre-and War usage. The ''Tiger Moth'' seated (2) and was 24-feet in length with a multi-wingspan of 30-feet (each). The D-82 was powered by a single de Havilland Gipsy 4-cylinder Engine with produced 130-HP. The airspeed of the Trainer was rated at just slightly over 100-mph with an operational ceiling of 13,600-feet. The DH-82 was seldom armed with Guns, but during World War II, as a Coastal Patrol Plane, some were outfitted with (8) Underwing Bombs (20-lbs. Each), to be used against possible German Submarines. Many ''Tiger Moths'' found their way into Civilian usage as private Flight Trainers throughout The World, with flying versions still in use.