The de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane is an iconic and instantly recognisable aircraft. It is also one of a handful of planes that attracts the widest possible recognition outside the specialist group. Of nearly 10,000 built, it is thought that more than 1,000 Tiger Moths still survive over six decades on, and over half remain airworthy. They are also affordable classic aircraft at GBP40-50,000 for an airworthy example. The authors take a close look at the construction of the Tiger Moth, acquiring and restoring an example, owning and flying one, and the engineer's view of keeping it all running and airworthy.
Illustration: COL & B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 1mm X 1mm
The latest classic aircraft to be given the Haynes Manual treatment. Fascinating insight into owning, restoring, flying and maintaining a Tiger Moth. One of a handful of iconic aircraft that is known worldwide. Fully endorsed by the De Havilland Moth Club.
Stephen Slater is a motorsports writer and broadcaster, private pilot and former owner of a part-share in a Tiger Moth, and is currently restoring a Tiger Moth-based WW1 film replica aeroplane.