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The Tiger Moth Story

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This amazing book - which contains many photographs as well as some text tables and profiles - is the story of one of the most famous trainer around the world : the Tiger Moth.


Book cover finish Canvas finish, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
Special features Dedicated copy, Slightly damaged dust jacket, Fourth Edition
Condition Very Good
Number of pages 279
Published date 1982
Languages English
Size 15 x 22 x 3 cm
Author Alan Bramson & Neville Birch
Editor Airlife Publishing Ltd.


There were no proper drawings for the first Tiger Moth. It just happened on a trial and error basis when the Royal Air Force requested that the de Havilland concern should alter their highly successful Gipsy Moth so that, in a emergency, service pilots wearing parachutes could leave the front cockpit without difficulty.


In a little shed on the now built - over Stag Lane aerodrome a handful of de Havilland engineers concocted the forerunner of the Tiger Moth from parts of a standard Metal Moth. From these shaky beginnings the Tiger Moth emerged and when the Second World War started the little biplane filled an urgent need for a cheap, reliable trainer that was safe but not all that easy to fly accurately.


( ... ) By the time peace had returned almost 9,000 Tigers had been manufactured in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as well as a few European countries. It had trained aircrew by the tens of thousands. ( ... ) For countless thousands of pilots throughout the world who first learned to fly Tigers this book will bring back happy memories and provide more than a few surprises. ( ... )

Alan Bramson & Neville Birch

Alan Ellesmere Bramson was a wartime instructor in the R.A.F. and later, became a professional pilot. He has flown more than 200 types of aircraft and was a well - known contributor to leading aviation magazines throughout the world. 

As an author, Alan E. Bramson has published several books about aviation, such as : The Tiger Moth Story ( with Neville H. Birch, 1970 ), An Advanced Manual of Flying Training ( with Neville H. Birch, 1978 ), Make better landings ( 1982 ), Pure Luck : The Authorised Biography of Sir Thomas Sopwith ( 1990 ). 

( sources :,, Internet, The Tiger Moth Story )

Airlife Publishing Ltd.
Airlife Publishing Limited was founded on February 6th, 1976 and has its registered office in Crawley ( West Sussex, England ). The organisation's status is listed as " dissolved " ( November 19th, 2008 ). It had 6 directors at the time it closed. 20 - 49 people were employed at this company. ( source : )
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