Aircraft History

De Havilland Tiger Moth

DeHavilland Tiger MothIn early 1948 as part of the build-up to establish technical training for its air mechanics, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) acquired three ex-Royal Canadian Air Force Tiger Moths from civilian sources in Ontario. The first Tiger Moth served with Fleet Requirements Unit 743 providing support to the fleet while the following two were maintenance trainers. In 1949 two Tiger Moths were retired from the RCN, however, the third was dismantled and placed in storage. In the summer of 1954 it was reassembled and used as a general utility aircraft until finally being struck off RCN strength in November 1957.

Type: Two seat primary trainer

Wing Span:
8.94 m (29 ft 4 in)

7.29 m (23 ft 11 in)

2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)

Max. Speed:
172 kph (107 mph)

Service Ceiling:
4450 m (14, 600 ft)

443 km (275 mi)

Max. Weight:
829 kg (1825 lb)

Empty Weight:
506 kg (1115 lb)

Power Plant:
One 108 kW (145 hp) DeHavilland Gypsy Major 1C inline aircooled piston engine