Winter Flying Solution – Historic deHavilland PT-24 / Tiger Moth For Sale – 90k

Tiger-Moth-In-Snow-CROPWARBIRD RADIO – Winter keeping you from flying your vintage bi-plane?  You need one of our “C” model Tiger Moths.  Able to fly topless in the summer and covered (with heater) in the winter, this extremely rare PT-24 / DH-82C provides her pilot with the best of both worlds.  During WWII England faced a real problem training pilots.  How can you train pilots while you’re under attack?  The answer was the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  Utilizing their assets in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, British pilots learned to fly abroad.  They trained on a variety of aircraft but without a doubt the most prolific trainer of WWII was the DH-82 Tiger Moth.

A rare trivia relic of WWII is the United States actually ordered 250 DH-82C’s.  The USA’s Tiger Moth was designated a PT-24 and the units were immediately placed in the care of the Lend Lease Act.   The PT-24’s stayed in Canada after being built and were dispersed across a number of the Elementary Flight Training Squadrons.  Equipped with a canopy, heater, snow skis and even attachments for floats, the PT-24 / DH-82 “C” model Tiger Moth was perfectly suited for the harsh Canadian flying environment.

Today, Warbird Radio is proud to offer an authentic PT-24 / DH-82C for sale.  This particular example (Number 1136) served in Caronport,  Saskatchewan with Elementary Flight Training Squadron 33.   1136 entered service on 8 January 1942 and was struck from the registry 23 January 1945.  During her service she racked up 2152 airframe hours before being replaced by the venerable PT-26.

After her life in the military 1136 was restored in Canada.  Some 60 years later she found her way home to the country that originally ordered her construction, the United States.  Based about an hour outside Pittsburgh, PA in East Liverpool, Ohio 1136 is ready for your review.  Flown and maintained regularly by Oshkosh / Sun-N-Fun award winning restoration expert Mike Porter, 1136 is in top physical condition.  Times below change frequently (because Mike enjoys keeping her in the sky).

1941 deHavilland Tiger Moth PT-24 / DH82 “C”

Total Time on Airframe:  3000 EST / Total Time on Engine Since Overhaul:  80 EST  / Restored in 2001 in Guelph, Ontario

No radio (equipped for handheld radio with new carbon fiber antenna in baggage compartment) / No Transponder / No Generator / 1136 is highly original & authentic / Has new 12 volt battery & Electric Starter / Morse code lights for signaling fully operational

Price:  $90,000 USD



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