The Tiger Moth was designed and built as a trainer for RAF pilots.
It was a member of the de Havilland Moth family of light biplanes
which provided affordable private flying in the period between the
two World Wars and which has survived in some numbers into
the Twenty First Century.
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NAME: de Havilland Tiger Moth, Owner's Workshop Manual CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews FILE: R1558 DATE: 161009 AUTHOR: Stephen Slater PUBLISHER: Haynes BINDING: Hard back PAGES: 160 PRICE: GB £17.99 GENRE: Non fiction SUBJECT: Tiger Moth, 1931-1945, RAF trainers, biplane, vintage aircraft, home workshop, flying, maintaining, owning, de Havilland Moth Club, Haynes Workshop Manual ISBN: 978 1 84425 586 3 IMAGE: B1558.jpg LINKS: http://tinyurl.com/ DESCRIPTION: The Tiger Moth was designed and built as a trainer for RAF pilots. It was a member of the de Havilland Moth family of light biplanes which provided affordable private flying in the period between the two World Wars and which has survived in some numbers into the Twenty First Century. Haynes established a reputation for producing high quality manuals for motor vehicles by taking examples, stripping them down and rebuilding them to produce a practical engineering manual. Adapting this formula to famous aircraft creates some challenges but is resulting in an innovative series of books on what are now vintage aircraft. The first book in the series covered the famous Spitfire which survives in very small numbers with very few examples of any single type. The Tiger Moth is much more suited to DIY engineering manuals because it was designed for easy servicing and repair with many early private owners carrying out this work for themselves with much the same tool kit as a vehicle owner of the time would use. There is also a strong club of owners and pilots who fly various types of Moth including the Tiger Moth. As a result, this manual is much closer to the Haynes vehicle manuals in look and feel. There are very good illustrations including colour photographs and detailed drawings. Unlike the vehicle manuals, this book would not enable someone to buy a Tiger Moth and service it at home to certified flying standard, but it provides a very original insight into owning, flying and maintaining a famous aircraft. This should be a book that appeals to a wide audience and represents good value for money.