"De Havilland" the DH 82 "Tiger Moth". A photo. Characteristics
"De Havilland" the DH 82 "Tiger Moth". A photo. Characteristics

"De Havilland" the DH 82 "Tiger Moth". A photo. Characteristics


United Kingdom

A type: single-engine biplane trainer

Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other

As the plane AVRo 504, the plane "Tiger Moth» (Tiger Moth - tiger moth) is regarded as one of the most famous ever build military training aircraft. Designed on the basis of a very successful commercial aircraft DH 60G «Gypsy Moth» (Gipsy Moth) plane "Tiger Moth" differs from its predecessor upper swept wing rendered forward (it has improved emergency evacuation of the airplane in the air), turn the engine for visibility forward and reinforced wings and the fuselage.

The prototype, designated DH 82, performed its first flight in October 26 1931 year and the next month he entered the Royal Air Force operation. The company "De Havilland" three years later finalized the airplane it was a more powerful engine "Gypsy Majora» (Gipsy Major), and the fuselage was slightly modified (fabric covering the rear fuselage replaced plywood).

The new modification was designated DH 82A. The last modification that has fallen into production, has become prepared for winter operation DH 82S, built the company "De Havilland" in Canada. The plane "Tiger Moth" during the Second World War was in fact the primary training aircraft for the Air Force of the Union. There were built more than 8500 copies.

"De Havilland» DH 82 «Tiger Moth." Photo.


Basic data


  • Length: 7,29 m
  • Wingspan: 8,94 m
  • Height: 2,68 m


Power point: «Gypsy» III (DH 82) or "Gypsy Majora» (DH 82V / C) of "De Havilland"

Power: DH 82 - 120 l. from. (89 kW), DH 82V - 130 l. from. (97 kW), DH 82S - 145 l. from. (108 kW)

Date of first flight: October 26, 1931

The remaining airworthy modifications: DH 82, DH and DH 82S 82A

The weight:

  • BLANK: 506 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 803 kg


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 175 km / h
  • Range: 486 km


On right: This OH 82 A board is the serial number of K-series of the very first aircraft "Tiger Moth» I, set out in the Royal Air Force. November 10 1931, the aircraft was released for flight school № 3.