As war in Europe became more evident, Australia's unyielding commitment to Britain and the Empire would ensure its involvement in such a conflict. The Tiger Moth was not, at least initially, to be a part of that expansion.
The Newcastle Herald, of June 3rd, 1935, announced the christening of the Newcastle Aero Club's new DeHavilland DH82 Tiger Moth. Thus VH-UTD, Halcyon, was the first Tiger Moth to be introduced to Australia.
Newcastle Aero Club (long since the Royal Newcastle Aero Club) retains its association with the Tiger Moth to this day.
Capacity: 1 passenger
Length: 7.34 m (23 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 8.94 m (29 ft 4 in)
Height: 2.68 m (8 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 22.2 m² (239 ft²)
Empty Weight: 506 kg (1,115 lb)
Loaded Weight: 828 kg (1,825 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x de Havilland Gipsy Major I inverted 4-cylinder inline, 130 hp (100 kW)
Maximum speed: 175 km/h at 1,000 ft (109 mph)
Range: 486 km (302 miles)
Service ceiling: 13,600 ft (4,145 m)
Rate of climb: 673ft/min (205m/min)
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