Tiger Moth - de Havilland DH 82

Welcome back! ****************** UPDATE ********************

Apparently this bi-plane was misidentified during my visit to the museum. A sign next to the plane indicated it was a de Havilland DH 82. Since the plane was parked on the edge of an isle and since I am not an aviator, I had no reason think otherwise. One of my visitors (SB Chatterjee) pointed out that the plane was perhaps a  Nieuport from WWI but not a Tiger Moth. So, at this point the only thing I am positive about is that it is a bi-plane. :-) If you can positively identify this aircraft, I'd be most appreciative.

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In today's short post we have a look at a bi-plane that was primarily used as a trainer, the de Havilland DH 82. This model took to the air in 1931 and honed the skills of many WWII pilots. Equipped with a 120 HP engine that would push this lightly constructed aircraft to speeds of 110 MPH, it required nerves of steel to fly one of these.

The bi-plane shown below is likely a replica. I was unable to find out for sure when this photo was taken nearly a year ago, but there was nothing I could see that hinted at this having been restored. Nonetheless, it's a very impressive looking aircraft. The cockpit has modern-day instrumentation (analog gauges)  which was quite nice looking.

Tiger Moth - DeHavilland DH 82
Tiger Moth - DeHavilland DH 82

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