|Length||10.0 cm||3.9 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||12.4 cm||4.9 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand included.
Oxford Diecast 72TM010 – 1/72 Scale de Havilland DH.82 Queen Bee
Oxford Diecast (History of Flight Series) diecast model 72TM010 replicates in 1/72 scale the de Havilland DH.82 Queen Bee pilotless radio-controlled target drone S/N L-5894. In the colour scheme and markings worn at Weybourne Anti-Aircraft Artillery Range on the Norfolk Coast. The aircraft was shot down and destroyed on June 18, 1941. The DH.82 Queen Bee used the wooden Gipsy Moth fuselage with the Tiger Moth flying surfaces; it first flew on January 5, 1935.
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
The de Havilland DH 82 was a British single-engined two-seat, biplane primary trainer, a D.H.60 Moth with the top wing moved forward and swept back to improve the front pilot’s emergency escape. It first flew in October 1931 and entered service in February 1932 with the RAF Central Flying School. The Tiger Moth was the foremost primary trainer in the British Commonwealth during World War II. Production ended in 1944 with 8,868 airframes built in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Portugal and Norway. The RAF withdrew the Tiger Moth from service in 1952 and the Royal Navy in the early 1970s. Postwar, Tiger Moths became popular with private owners, with many converted for agricultural work.
The fuselage is a welded metal tube structure with a fabric covering. The single-bay staggered biplane wings, fin and tailplane, are constructed mainly of timber with fabric covering. The fixed undercarriage is a tail-wheel type. The first model, the DH 82, used a Gipsy II engine; the DH 82A used the Gipsy Major and had a plywood rear fuselage decking. de Havilland Aircraft of Canada manufactured a winterised version, the DH 82C.
The DH.82A uses a single de Havilland 145 hp Gipsy Major or Gipsy IIIA, inverted, four-cylinder, air-cooled, inline engine, driving a two-bladed propeller, giving it a maximum speed of 175 km/h (109 mph), cruise speed of 108 km/h (67 mph), a range of 486 km (302 mi) and a service ceiling of 4,145 m (13,600 ft).