1942 De Havilland Tiger Moth Aircraft



1942 De Havilland Tiger Moth Aircraft
Aircraft TypeWarbirds/Classics
MakeDe Havilland
ModelTiger Moth
ConditionUsed Aircraft
Sale TypeFor Sale
CurrencyAU $
Price $65,000
LocationVictoria, Australia
Registration NoVH-BTH
Serial NumberT258
Year Built1942
Total Time Airframe5105.4

Step into the cockpit of history with this beautifully preserved De Havilland Tiger Moth, an aircraft that played a pivotal role in training countless RAAF pilots during World War II.

This particular aircraft started life with the Royal Australian Air Force as A17-504 where it served at numerous bases throughout Victoria & New South Wales during WW2. Like many Tiger Moth's during the war, this aircraft suffered a landing accident in October 1942, but was returned to service after repairs.

Following the war, this plane has served numerous owners in various roles. Most recently this machine has been used as a joy flight aircraft, and is in Charter category.

Please note that this plane has not flown since June 2021, but the engine has been ran frequently, starts on the first or second stroke, and should not present too many difficulties to get airworthy again.

Engine Specifications

Gypsy Major 1 - S/No 10235.

Total Time - Approx 1095.2

Time Between Overhaul - 1300 hours for Commercial operations.

Approx 204.8 hours remaining until overhaul is due for Commercial operations, however the engine will run on condition for Private operations

This engine is a first life engine.

Compressions at last inspection were 72/80, 74/80, 74/80, 74/80.

American pistons/rings

Slick Magnetos

Sodium valves and aluminium head

Segmented 4 into 1 exhaust

Chipmunk Tachometers


Becker VHF radio

Intercom - Push to talk / Push to transmit switch


The interior is 5/10. It is showing it's age, but a little TLC could rejuvenate the plane.

This aircraft is fitted with the raised shoulder harness modification which greatly improves comfort and safety


The exterior is rated 5/10. It is not a show plane, but would be a good plane for somebody who has the long term goal to return the plane to her former glory over time.

Additional Features

The aircraft is fitted with a tail wheel & brake modification

*PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft specifications are subject to verification by the purchaser. It is up to you as the purchaser to conduct your due diligence. Unless given to you in writing by the seller, no warranties are implied or given. Aircraft or parts may be withdrawn from sale at any time. If the price does not contain the notation that it is the total price, the price may or may not include costs such as Stamp Duty, Transfer fees, GST and other State or Federal charges. Please confirm price, fees, charges and features with the seller of the Aircraft or Part.

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Seller Information

Contact Name:Jeremy
Seller Type:Private
Location:Victoria, Australia
Listing ID:10557
Tecnam Gran Lusso
Bingham Aviation Insurance
Heliflite Feb 2024
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