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de Havilland DH82A
Tiger Moth

Pupil and Instructor climb aboard their Tiger Moth for another instructional flight.

One of a series of photographs taken at No 3EFTS Harewood (now Christchurch International Airport) circa early 1944.














Cliff Jenks and David Phillips

Published by the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand, Incorporated,
P O Box 12-009, Wellington, New Zealand

A4, soft cover, 160 pages, more than 180 photographs.

  • Eleven chapters trace the Tiger Moth's New Zealand history, while more than 40 side stories cover such diverse subjects as topdressing, canopies, foreign visitors, accidents, forest fire watch, identity mix-ups, aircraft names, etc.
  • There are three first-hand accounts - a war and peace-time pilot, a wartime RNZAF mechanic, and a DHNZ factory employee.
  • The 15 tables and 6 graphs portray production totals, wartime flying hour comparisons, topdressing statistics, military unit assignments, etc.
  • Seven appendices cover wartime EFTS strengths, approved modifications, aero club fleet lists, agricultural fleet lists, civilian colour schemes, etc. Appendix 7 lists all 479 Tiger Moths (plus four visitors) that have flown in New Zealand. Sorted by c/n, it contains every identity for each aircraft and its fate. A full alphabetical listing of all identities allows cross-referencing. An index is provided for the chapters and side stories.

    Available from:
    Errol Martyn, AHSNZ Sales,
    PO Box 6482 Christchurch 8442, New Zealand
    Price NZ$44.95 post free to New Zealand addresses.
    VISA, Mastercard accepted.



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