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de Havilland D.H.82C Tiger Moth - Specifications

As delivered in 1942


145 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major 1C four cylinder inverted air cooled

Length Overall:

23 ft. 11 in.

Height Overall:

8 ft. 10 in.

Wingspan (upper):

29 ft. 4 in.


Two (tandem) enclosed cockpits, dual controls, solo from rear seat

Landing Gear:

Conventional with tailwheel instead of skid

Wheel Track:

5 ft. 3 in.

Gross Wing Area:

239 sq. ft.


2 bladed, wooden fixed pitch

Gross Weight:

1,825 lb.

Empty Weight:

1,200 lb.

Useful Load:

625 lb.

Maximum Cruising Speed:

107 mph

Normal Cruising Speed (sl.):

90 mph

Maximum Diving Speed:

180 mph (max RPM in dive 2400)

Rate of Climb:

635 ft. per min.

Service Ceiling:

14,600 ft.

Fuel Capacity:

19 imp. gal.

Oil Capacity:

2.1 imp. gal. in externally mounted tank

Cruising Range:

275 miles

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