The deHavilland DH82a Tiger Moth began as a development of the DH60 Gipsy Moth, and was designed to meet a United Kingdom Air Ministry requirement for a primary trainer. The first Tiger Moths entered RAF service in 1932, but the event that cemented its place in aviation history came with the formation of the Empire Air Training Scheme, an aircrew training program that used standardized curricula and equipment for training RAF and associated air forces throughout the Commonwealth. The Tiger Moth was chosen as the standard initial trainer for this plan, which resulted in the aircraft being built in a number of Commonwealth and Allied nations. Over 11,000 Tiger Moths of various versions were produced, with some 250 still flying today as prized warbirds. These super-detailed 1/48 scale Tiger Moths have been designed to be the definitive paper model Tiger Moth. All models include a fully detailed interior, with additional exteriors details, to give you a superb paper model that will equal and exceed similar plastic or resin models.
This paper model represents the DH-82a Tiger Moth painted as part of the Zodiac signs series, Taurus.
Paper Model Details: approximately 125 parts, with optional and spare parts. Extensive assembly instructions with detailed diagrams. Layered wheels and duo-fold struts. Full cockpit with fuselage inserts; choice of instrument panels; instructional diagram construction techniques. Design by Terry Moyle and Rosie Louise.