Monday, January 21, 2013

Tigermoth Returns Over Jodhpur Skies After 81 Years

1 by Chindits
1, a photo by Chindits on Flickr.

The De Havilland DH82 Tigermoth was a two seat, single bay biplane powered by a 145 hp GYPSY MAJOR four cylinder inverted air-cooled engine. The primary trainer for the Royal Air Force during the second world war, it was the basic trainer in the Indian Air Force right from 1940. Training schools in the IAF operated the Tigermoth and later it was replaced by the HT-2.

Jodhpur Flying Club was the first institution to induct Tigermoth aircraft in year 1932. The vintage aircraft has been fully restored by an aircraft restoration company in UK. It will showcase IAF's golden past at IRON FIST-2013 at Pokhran on 22 Feb..


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