THE DE HAVILLAND DH.60 MOTH
Autore: Stuart McKay
Storia, sviluppo e impiego sia civile che militare, del De Havilland DH.60 Moth dalle origini ai giorni nostri. Ampia trattazione delle numerose varianti, dei successi e primati ottenuti e delle versioni militari.
In this book Stuart McKay tells the story of the ground-breaking DH.60 Moth, an aircraft that was to set new standards and which is still in use today. Developed from the DH.51 biplane, the DH.60 included innovative features, such as folding wings. The new plane coincided with the establishment of the first Royal Aero Club flying schools and the DH.60 was quickly sought after as a trainer. This comprehensive book covers everything that the enthusiast will need to know about the various types of DH.60. These include the basic DH.60 (1925), DH.60 Cirrus Moth, DH.60G Gipsy Moth, DH.60G Racing Moth, DH.60X, DH.60M Metal Moth, DH.60T Moth Trainer, DH.60T Tiger Moth (which became the more familiar DH.82 Tiger Moth in 1931), DH.60GIII Moth and DH.60GIII Moth Major. The author charts the ongoing successes of the aircraft, including record-breaking long-distance flights (such as the flight by Amy Johnson in a Gipsy Moth from England to Australia in 1930), height records, speed records and successes in racing. Soon the plane was adapted with floats and skis for use on water and was used for film work. Not surprisingly, such an adaptable aircraft soon attracted the attention of the military and the DH.60 was used as a trainer and adapted for military use as the Tiger Moth. It was also popular with Commonwealth and foreign military forces. The book also covers the use of the DH.60 in the post-war era and provides a list of the surviving aircraft worldwide.
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