There are a few aircraft in the history of powered flight that truly deserve to be called "classic" and the DH 82a Tiger Moth is certainly one of these, with over 8,800 being produced and around still 500 being flown today.
The prototype DH82 first flew in 1931, having been
developed from the earlier DH60 "Gypsy Moth" by changing to an inverted engine to allow a better forward view and incorporating the distinctive swept wings to enable easier escape by parachute from the forward cockpit at the request of the Royal Air Force, who were to use the Tiger Moth as a basic trainer throughout WW2 and retired it from service in 1959.
Further development by adding the larger Gypsy Major
130 bhp engine and a plywood rear decking resulted in the DH82
being re-designated the DH82a which is the Tiger Moth that we all
know and love today!
Please Note: Due to size and weight limitations we are unable
to ship ARTFs, ARTFs and/or batteries outside of Mainland UK
Please Note Due to having our knuckles severely rapped by the Post Office
we can no longer send any kind of battery via the post. Any order containing batteries will
have to be sent via courier and this will incur a minimum of a £9.75 delivery and
We cannot deliver batteries outside of mainland UK