Tiger Moth

De Havilland DHC-82

The model

Brand: Airfix
Title: De Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth
Number: A01025
Scale: 1:72
Released: 2014 | Rebox (Changed decals)
Type: Full kit

The real plane

Type Twin seat light plane
Manufacturing Country Britain
Dimensions Wingspan: 8.94 m, Length: 7.29 m, Height: 2.68 m
Performance Maximum speed: 175 kph, Cruise speed: 150 kph , Service ceiling: 4,150 m, Range: 480 km
Weight Empty: 580 kg , Max. loaded: 830 kg
Engine Gipsy Major rated at 130 hp

De Havilland model 82 Tiger Moth – Three Tiger Moth aircraft saw service with the Jewish settlements in Palestine prior to the 1948 war, first of which was red and silver airplane G-ACYN. This airplane was brought to Israel by American entrepreneur Haim Katz founded the Palestine Flying Service in 1937, with the aim of training jews in the skill of flying. His efforts ended in 1938 after his single De Havilland crashed and rendered unairworthy.