The Tiger Moth Story


The Tiger Moth must be one of the world’s more iconic aircraft, if only because of its longevity.

The first flew in 1931, but it was directly descended from the DH51 of 1924. Intended for Club use, the twin cockpit biplane became the most important elementary trainer used by Commonwealth forces, with over 7,000 built in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

This very readable, and frequently humourous book traces the Tiger Moth’s development, the roles it has performed, and pilots’ views of the design’s handling and performance. This is the Sixth Edition since this book first appeared in 1964!

230 paperback pages with 16 pages of B&W illustrations