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Oxford Aviation 1/72 Scale 72TM008: De Havilland Tiger Moth trainer biplane XL714 in the striking livery of HMS Heron Flight, Royal Navy. Truly superb model, complete with authentic looking rigging, rotating prop, display stand and high quality presentation box.
Length 4 inches Wingspan 4.75 inches
The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated by the Royal Air Force and others as a primary trainer. The Tiger Moth remained in service with the RAF until 1952 when many of the surplus aircraft entered civil operation. Many other nations used the Tiger Moth in both military and civil applications, and it remains in use as a recreational aircraft. It is still occasionally used as a primary training aircraft, particularly for those pilots wanting to gain experience before moving on to other tailwheel aircraft, although most Tiger Moths have a skid. Many are now employed by various companies offering trial lesson experiences. Those in private hands generally fly far fewer hours and tend to be kept in concours condition.