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de Havilland Tiger Moth T2 (XL717)

de Havilland Tiger Moth T2 (XL717)

Built in 1940 by Morris Motors at Cowley for RAF as T7291 with Construction Number 83805

29/08/1940 - taken on Charge at 33 Maintenance Unit, Lyneham 04/04/1941 - to 19 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS)
07/02/1942 - 24 EFTS at Rochester coded FJGR
30/07/1946 - 33 MU, Lyneham
03/09/1953 - sold to Transair Ltd
1956 - on civil register as G-AOXG with Hampshire and Sussex Aviation;
01/07/1956 - bought by Royal Navy
03/07/1956 - allocated to Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as XL717
31/10/1956 - to Hampshire and Sussex Aviation for overhaul (2251.30hrs)
06/11/1956 - to Lee on Solent (2252.30hrs)
14/11/1956 - into preservation
03/07/1957 - out of preservation
25/07/1957 - at RNAS Lossiemouth (2258.40 hrs)
04/10/1957 - Lee on Solent (2397.50 hrs)
25/10/1957 - into preservation
24/07/1958 - out of preservation
31/07/1958 - to Arbroath (2405.05hrs)
31/10/1958 - into preservation
25/06/1959 - out of preservation
14/07/1959 - to RNAS Lossiemouth (2484.05hrs)
25/07/1960 - to Arbroath for BRNC Dartmouth Cadet summer camp (2702.50hrs)
14/09/1960 - at Lossiemouth until at least 10/1962 (2836.40hrs)
07/1965 - at RNAS Yeovilton coded B
1967 - with Lossiemouth Station Flight
1972 - to FAAM; Painted to represent Sir Alan Cobhams G - ABUL in Inter War Years exhibition
05/03/2002 - moved to Reserve Collection at Cobham Hall Store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Two seat trainer and also used in numerous other roles including glider tug

Manufacturers - de Havilland Aircraft Co and Morris Motors

Power plant - One 130hp DH Gipsy Major

Wingspan - 29ft 4ins

Length - 23ft 11ins

Height - 8ft 9.5ins

Weight - 1,770lbs loaded

Max speed - 109mph at 1,000ft

Range - 302 miles

Armament - Nil


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