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Aviation 72 – de Havilland DH.82 a Tiger Moth , ‘K-4288’ D 18 Elementary and Reserve Flying

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              de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth 

de Havilland Tiger Moth byl britský dvoumístný cvičný dvouplošník, který byl vyvinut Geoffreyem de Havillandem v roce 1931 na základě staršího cvičného letounu de Havilland D.H.60. V roce 1932 vyvinul F. Halford vylepšenou verzi s motorem Gipsy Major pojmenovanou D.H.82A, kterou RAF zavedla do služby jako Tiger Moth II.

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and many other operators as a primary trainer aircraft. In addition to the type’s principal use for ab-initio training, the Second World War saw RAF Tiger Moths operating in other capacities, including maritime surveillance and defensive anti-invasion preparations; some aircraft were even outfitted to function as armed light bombers.

RoleTrainer
Manufacturerde Havilland Aircraft Company
de Havilland Canada
DesignerGeoffrey de Havilland
First flight26 October 1931
IntroductionFebruary 1932
Retired1959
StatusRetired from military service, still in civil use
Primary usersRoyal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Produced1931–1944
Number built8,868
Developed fromde Havilland DH.60 Moth
VariantsThruxton Jackaroo

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, student & instructor
  • Length: 23 ft 11 in (7.34 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 4 in (8.94 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 9 in (2.68 m)
  • Wing area: 239 sq ft (22.2 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,115 lb (506 kg)
  • Useful load: 710 lb (323 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 1,825 lb (828 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major I inverted 4-cylinder inline, 130 hp (100 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 109 mph at 1,000 ft (97 kn, 175 km/h at 300 m)
  • Cruise speed: 67 mph (59 kn)
  • Range: 302 miles (250 nm, 486 km)
  • Service ceiling: 13,600 ft (4,145 m)
  • Rate of climb: 673 ft/min (205 m/min)

Armament
8× 20 lb bombs

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force. Formed towards the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918,it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following victory over the Central Powers in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history. In particular, it played a large part in the Second World War where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain.

Royal Air Force

Badge of the Royal Air Force
Founded1 April 1918; 101 years ago
CountryUnited Kingdom
TypeAir force
RoleAerial warfare
Size33,840 active personnel
832 operational aircraft
1,940 RAuxAF
2,220 reserve personnel
Part ofBritish Armed Forces
Air Staff OfficesWhitehall, London
Motto(s)Latin: Per Ardua ad Astra
“Through Adversity to the Stars”
MarchRoyal Air Force March Past
Commanders
Chief of the Air StaffAir Chief Marshal Mike Wigston
Notable
commanders
Lord Trenchard
Lord Portal
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Ensign
Logo
Roundels
Fin flashes
Pilot’s brevet
Aircraft flown
Attack
Fighter
Trainer helicopter
Utility helicopter
Reconnaissance
Trainer
Transport

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