de Havilland Tiger Moth Thomas and Friends Airplane from Thomas & Friends


Tiger Moth plane

The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth is an easily recognized biplane from the 1930's. The actual development of the plan began around 1925 with the DH60 Moth being the first generation. This plane was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated primarily the Royal Air Force including other military as primary training aircraft.

The RAF or Royal Air Force continued to use the Tiger Moth up until the period of 1952 at which point other surplus aircraft joined into the civil operation space.

Initially the De Havilland brothers developed the Moth biplane relative to its ease of flying, price tag in terms of cost and maintenance and its size. The concept was to design to be small to maximize hanger space. The Tiger Moth is very attractive in terms of training purposes as a tailwheel biplane and for its aerobatic capabilities.

This plane is still in use today by companies who offer flying lessons. In 1975 a group of Tiger Moth enthusiasts formed the de Havilland Moth Club which offers information, technical support with a focus on an very organized owners association relative Tiger Moth owners of this great biplane. The Tiger Moth is also the name of a toy plane made for Thomas & Friends and serves a a fictitious character aircraft on the island of Sodor.

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