De Havilland Tiger Moth

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The De Havilland Tiger Moth served as the standard RAAF primary trainer in Australia from 1940 until 1957.

885 Tiger Moths were ordered from De Havilland during the second World War with twenty one Tiger Moths being aquired
from private owners.

Many Tiger Moths received camouflage paint schemes for RAAF use in Papua New Guinea. The standard training colour scheme was silver with yellow visibility paint bands.

The last RAAF Tiger Moth flew out of RAAF Point Cook for disposal at Tocumwal. New South Wales, on January 9th 1957.

Airframe
biplane structure using timber, steel,and fabric materials.

Power
130hp, 4-cylinder, inverted, aircooled engine.

Performance
maximum speed - 109mph (174kph)
average cruise speed - 90kts (93mph, 149kph)
service ceiling - 14,000ft (4,267m)
endurance - 300 nautical miles or 3 hours

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