Airfix De Havilland Tiger Moth - A04104; 1.48 scale
The DH.82 Tiger Moth made its first flight in October 1931 and was the result of the Companys founder wanting to produce an aircraft superior to its predecessors, whilst possessing enough appeal to attract interest from several different aviation sectors. Its success resulted in an immediate order from the RAF, who viewed the aircraft as an ideal primary trainer for pilots beginning on their flying careers and destined to fly their latest front line aircraft. Their modest original order was followed up by several more and as the world descended into conflict in 1939, the Royal Air Force would have around 500 Tiger Moths. With many Tiger Moths remaining in airworthy condition today, it is interesting to consider that this famous basic training aircraft is still doing the same job it did during its service introduction in the 1930s, giving potential Warbird pilots the opportunity to gain valuable experience flying a 'taildragger' aircraft.