Dragon Rapide and DH 82 Tiger Moth



Dragon Rapide and DH 82 Tiger Moth


Photo 1 is a port side ground view of a civilian Dragon Rapide.
Photo 2 is a starboard side view of a flying Tiger Moth.




Two b/w photographs on an album page


IBCC Digital Archive


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de Havilland Dragon Rapide.
The Dragon Rapide made its first flight in April 1934, entering service as a light transport. World wide sales of 200 had been completed before the outbreak of war, with production totalling 728 when the series ended in 1946.


de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth.
The success of the D.H.60 Moth as a civil trainer led to the development of the D.H.60T Moth Military Trainer version. The D.H.82 first flew in October 1931, Orders for the new type began to flow in, & the aircraft was accepted by the Royal Air Force as the Tiger Moth Mk 1, of which 134 were built. The main variant however, was the D,H, 82A Tiger Moth Mk II, of which 8706 were built. After the war considerable quantities of these fine aircraft were released into the civil market. 420 D.H.82B Queen Bee radio controlled target aircraft were produced, & 1520 D.H.82C adapted for winter conditions were built in Canada. Used by G.B. Australia, Belgium, Burma, Canada, France, Neterlands [sic], New Zealand, Norway, Portugal & Sweden.


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