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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


by
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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