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RAAF A17 de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
A17-1 to A17-300
 

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Aircraft.Serial c/n Aircraft History
A17-1 82555
DHA1
Fuselage Built in England.
Delivered to the RAAF 16/05/39. Gipsy Major Engine 9021.
At 1 WOS 03/11/41.
To Ansett 19/11/41.
To 1 AD 05/01/42.
To 3 WAGS 24/02/42.
Crashed at Maryborough aerodrome 21/02/42 11.35Hrs.
Pilot S/L G.A.Richmond was injured and passenger F/O J.F. Colthrup killed.
Aircraft unrepairable 21/02/42.
Converted to components.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-1

A17-2 82556
DHA2
Fuselage Built in England.
Delivered to the RAAF 29/05/39. Gipsy Major Engine 9023.
To 2 AD 29/05/39.
To 23 Sqn 08/06/39.
To 2 EFTS 19/04/40.
Tipped onto its nose 09/05/40, prop damaged. Gipsy Major No. 9039 installed 18/08/40.
To 1 AD 09/07/41.
To 2 WAGS 26/07/41.
To Clyde Eng 31/03/42.
To 3 WAGS 31/03/42. Collision on the tarmac 20/04/42.
Taxiing accident 18/08/42, fabric and rib damage.
To 2 AD 30/10/42.
To 1 AOS 21/12/42.
To 5 EFTS Store 18/01/43.
To CFS 29/03/43.
Crashed 16/12/43.
To 2 AD 19/12/43 and converted to components.
A17-3 82557
DHA3
Fuselage Built in England.
A17-4 82558
DHA4
T212
Fuselage Built in England. Served with 2 EFTS.
Registered VH-BOB 28/09/49 to 23/07/51.
Damaged 11/10/49 at Essendon VIC.
A17-5 82559
DHA5
Fuselage Built in England.
Registered VH-AJT 30/12/46 to 21/07/55.
Crashed 02/07/55 at Young NSW.
A17-6 82560
DHA6
Fuselage Built in England.
A17-7 82561
DHA7
Fuselage Built in England.
Sold by RAAF.
Registered VH-BAL 06/05/47 to 20/09/49, 16/03/50 to 12/04/78 and from 22/12/78.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-7

A17-8 82562
DHA8
Fuselage Built in England.
A17-9 82563
DHA9
Fuselage Built in England.
Registered VH-AMZ 01/05/46 to 30/05/51.
Damaged 19/04/50 at Lorna Glen Station WA.
Registered VH-AMZ 05/05/54 to 02/12/59.
Registered VH-WFT 02/12/59 to 29/05/63.
Withdrawn from use.
A17-10 82564
DHA10
Fuselage Built in England.
A17-11 82565
DHA11
T011
Fuselage Built in England.
Delivered to the RAAF 17/08/39. To 1 FTS 17/08/39.
It was later Instructional Airframe No 1 28/10/40.
Held by RAAF Technical College 07/06/51.
Approval granted for disposal 21/06/57.
Sold and Registered VH-RIN 17/04/59 to 30/06/60.
Registered VH-CFA 30/06/60 to 20/06/63.
Registered VH-DBE 20/06/63 to 04/01/72 and from 19/05/78.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-11

A17-12 82566
DHA12
Fuselage Built in England. Registered VH-APM 03/10/46 to 20/10/47 and 16/11/49 to 09/01/51. Crashed 03/11/50 at Woy Woy NSW. Registered VH-APM 09/07/53 to 10/04/59. Crashed 20/03/59 at Foster VIC.
A17-13 82567
DHA13
Fuselage Built in England.
Registered VH-RAR 14/05/53 to 22/09/59.
A17-14 82568
DHA14
Fuselage Built in England.
Served with 2 EFTS.
Registered VH-BOR 05/06/53 to 04/11/61 and from 30/05/65.
A17-15 82569
DHA15
Fuselage Built in England.
Registered VH-DHR from 29/10/96.
A17-16 82570
DHA16
Fuselage Built in England.
A17-17 82571
DHA17
Fuselage Built in England.
Registered VH-LNW from 25/09/98.
A17-18 82572
DHA18
T223
Fuselage Built in England.
Registered VH-BNC 21/10/48 to 08/12/50.
Registered VH-BWC 08/12/50 to 06/12/54.
Registered VH-BSY 06/12/54 to 30/11/56.
Damaged beyond repair 02/04/56 at Hawker SA.
A17-19 82573
DHA19
Fuselage Built in England.
Registered VH-APQ 11/04/46 to 24/06/63 and from 10/03/66.
A17-20 82574
DHA20
Fuselage Built in England.
A17-21 3689 Registered VH-AAI 08/08/38 to 04/01/40.
Sold to RAAF Impressed into RAAF Service 04/01/40.
A17-22 3515 Registered VH-UXC 19/10/36 to 01/41.
Impressed into RAAF Service 01/41. Registered VH-UXC 05/04/46 to 02/07/47.
Destroyed by fire 11/08/46 at Maryborough QLD.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-22

A17-23 3746 Registered VH-AAK 02/10/39 to 12/01/40.
Sold to RAAF 12/01/40.
Registered VH-AAK 23/03/48 to 07/06/48.
Crashed 24/04/48 at Albury NSW.
A17-24 DHA21 Sold by RAAF and became VR-RBA, VH-BSD.
Written off 02/06/53.
A17-25 DHA22 Sold to RQAC for 250 pounds in 1946.
Registered VH-AQC.
Damaged at Toowoomba (13/10/46) and subsequently struck from the register.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-25

A17-26 DHA23 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AQJ.

Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33    

A17-27 DHA24 Later VH-BLQ, VT-BBB.
A17-28 DHA25 Damaged by A17-29 during a windstorm in 1940 at Narromine.
Post war, sold by the RAAF to the Assoc of Australian Aero Clubs.
Rego'd VH-AGK, operated by the RAC of NSW.
Subsequently, Goulburn Aero Club and Tumut Aero Club.
Rego cancelled in 1963 following an accident at Adelong, NSW.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-28

A17-29 DHA26 Damaged A17-28 in a windstorm at Narromine in 1940.
A17-30 DHA27 Aircraft history to be added
A17-31 DHA28 24/07/1940 delivered to 2AD Richmond
16/08/1940 to 5EFTS Narromine
16/08/1940 to 1WAGS Ballarat
01/1941 ballooned and tilted on nose. mainplane centre section and fuel tank damaged, fin and rudder u/s, fuselage strained
18/08/1941 minor damage to leading edge of lower mainplane
11/01/1942 to 1EFTS Parafield
22/01/1942 practising forced landings and stalled
31/01/1942 issued to Guinea Airways for repairs
04/05/1942 received 1EFTS ex-Guinea Airways
08/02/1943 heavy landing
07/09/1943 Struck ground on take off from Waterloo Corner Satellite Airstrip
20/03/1944 to Vic Interstate Airways at Essendon for complete overhaul
29/08/1944 to 1AD ex-VIA, issued SHQ Laverton for radar calibration
04/10/1944 to 5AD Cootamundra for storage
06/12/1945 offered for sale by Commonwealth Disposal Commission
05/02/1946 sold to Newcastle Flying Club for 492, delivered 22/02/1946
03/07/1946 registered VH-AOV (Certificate of Registration No. 1000)
27/08/1954 registration cancelled and withdrawn from use
A17-32 DHA29 Aircraft history to be added
A17-33 DHA30 Aircraft history to be added

D.H.82a Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33
5 E.F.T.S., c.1941
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-34 DHA31 Later VH-DCW
A17-35 DHA32 Aircraft history to be added

D.H.82a Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33
5 E.F.T.S., c.1941
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-36 DHA33 Aircraft history to be added
A17-37 DHA34 Registered VH-RJA, then VH-FAS with the Royal Aero Club of WA, at Jandakot.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-37

A17-38 DHA35 Later VH-RNI.
A17-39 DHA36 Aircraft history to be added
A17-40 DHA37 Aircraft history to be added
A17-41 DHA38 VH-AAR is shown on CASA register as 038, is this A17-41Aircraft history to be added
A17-42 DHA39 Later VH-RNO, VH-WFN.

D.H.82a Tiger Moths A17-26, 35, 42 and 33
5 E.F.T.S., c.1941
 via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-43 DHA40 Aircraft history to be added
A17-44 DHA41 Aircraft history to be added
A17-45 DHA42 Later 9M-ALE, N1978M.
A17-46 DHA43 Aircraft history to be added
A17-47 DHA44 Later VH-AVE, VT-CLN.
A17-48 DHA45 Was VH-BLX 01/66. Later N48DH.
Currently G-BPHR in the UK.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-48

A17-49 DHA46 Later VH-EHJ, VH-RTB.
De-registered 20/01/03, apparently on display at RAAF Museum Point Cook.
A17-50 DHA47 Later VH-BGR.
A17-51 DHA48 Aircraft history to be added
A17-52 DHA49 Aircraft history to be added
A17-53 DHA50 On 18/04/1950 while Brian "Blackjack" Walker (HDH Test pilot) was testing Vampire A79-484 he landed after he's radio had failed. Unbeknown to him there was a Tiger Moth (VH-CGK/A17-53) on long finals with the instructor under the hood performing an instrument landing. The Tiger collected the Vampire as it landed with the propeller smashing through the Vampire cockpit canopy. All onboard survived with minor injuries. The Tiger was written off but the Vampire was repaired and delivered to the RAAF six months later.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-53

A17-54 DHA51 Currently Registered VH-JHU and under restoration in WA by Lyn Forster.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-54

A17-55 DHA52 Aircraft history to be added
A17-56 DHA53 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-BIR on 13 August 1947 with F. O’Brien, Ballarat, Victoria.
To C. Elder, Essendon on 28 June 1950. To C. Elder, Melbourne on 28 June 1950.
Removed from Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand in August 1950.
Imported by Aviation Enterprises Ltd. and arrived in Wellington on “Tulse Hill” on 02 October 1950.
Assembled by Aircraft Engineering Co of NZ Ltd and entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AUS, but because of the poor condition of the aircraft it was not brought up to NZ civil airworthiness standards until November 1950.
Crashed at Tokirima while being operated by Aviation Enterprises Ltd. on 16 March 1953 after stalling in a turn and hitting the ground.
A17-57 DHA54 Aircraft history to be added

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-57 (marked as A17-54, now VH-BGC).
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-58 DHA55 Registered VH-PCG 18/10/03.
A17-59 DHA56 Aircraft history to be added
A17-60 DHA57 Was VH-AGY 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-AGY.
A17-61 DHA58 Aircraft history to be added
A17-62 DHA59 Aircraft history to be added
A17-63 DHA60 Currently Registered and flying as VH-KEH

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-63

A17-64 DHA61 Later VH-AQR and N9279.
N9279 was written off in an accident in Virginia in 1990.
Current reg is N282Dh and the aircraft is 90 % complete; engine has been run.
Finished in original colour scheme when put into service in 1940.
A17-65 DHA62 Served with GSR. Crashed 23/04/45, into lake near Ocean Grange.
A17-66 DHA63 Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AWL on 10 November 1950 and added to the fleet of Airspread Ltd, Mount Maunganui on 11 December 1950.
Withdrawn from use at Tauranga by Airspread Ltd some time in 1957 and cancelled from register on 05 March 1958.
A17-67 DHA64 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth 
A17-67 
A17-70 
A17-73 
A17-72 or -74 
Photo via David Geck

A17-68 DHA65 currently in North East Victoria registered as VH-SSK
A17-69 DHA66 Currently Registered and flying as VH-SJC.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-69

A17-70 DHA67 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth 
A17-67 
A17-70 
A17-73 
A17-72 or -74 
Photo via David Geck

A17-71 DHA68 Aircraft history to be added
A17-72 DHA69 Aircraft history to be added
A17-73 DHA70 Aircraft history to be added

Tiger Moth 
A17-67 
A17-70 
A17-73 
A17-72 or -74 
Photo via David Geck

A17-74 DHA71 Sold 24/06/47, broken up and exported to New Zealand.
A17-75 DHA72 Was Registered VH-PKC 09/07/98.
A17-76 DHA73 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-76

A17-77 DHA74 Aircraft history to be added
A17-78 DHA75 Sold by RAAF and became VH-UEQ.
A17-79 DHA76 Received 2AD 30/04/42 ex D/H Bankstown.
A17-80 DHA77 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AUA.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-80

A17-81 DHA78 Aircraft history to be added
A17-82 DHA79 Aircraft history to be added
A17-83 DHA80 Aircraft history to be added
A17-84 DHA81 Aircraft history to be added
A17-85 DHA82 Aircraft history to be added
A17-86 DHA83 Aircraft history to be added
A17-87 DHA84 Aircraft history to be added
A17-88 DHA85 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-88

A17-89 DHA86 Aircraft history to be added
A17-90 DHA87 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-BBU on 01 August 1947 with R. Dean, Bulimba, Queensland.
To Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Mascot, NSW on 21 March 1950.
Removed from register on 04 September 1950 as exported to New Zealand on 28 June 1950.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AVS and added to the fleet of Rural Aviation Ltd, New Plymouth in late 1950.
Named “TIPITON”.
Crashed near Marton while being operated by Rural Aviation Ltd on 31 March 1953.
A17-91 DHA88 Aircraft history to be added
A17-92 DHA89 Served with 1 EFTS.
A17-93 DHA90 Served with 1 EFTS.
A17-94 DHA91 Served with 1 EFTS.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-94

A17-95 DHA92 Aircraft history to be added
A17-96 DHA93 Served with 1 EFTS.
A17-97 DHA94 Was VH-BJE 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-BJE.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-97

A17-98 DHA95 Aircraft history to be added
A17-99 DHA96 Aircraft history to be added
A17-100 DHA97 Aircraft history to be added
A17-101 DHA98 Aircraft history to be added
A17-102 DHA99 Served with 1 FTS. Crashed on top of another Tiger Moth.
A17-103 DHA100 Currently Registered and flying as VH-ATN.
A17-104 DHA101 Was VH-APA 01/66.
A17-105 DHA102 Aircraft history to be added
A17-106 DHA103 Aircraft history to be added
A17-107 DHA104 Aircraft history to be added
A17-108 DHA105 Aircraft history to be added
A17-109 DHA106 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-AXP with Royal Victorian Aero Club, Essendon on 18 September 1946.
Crashed 09/07/47 Mt Eliza VIC.
Removed from Australian Register on 08 August 1947 as crashed at Mount Eliza on 09 July 1947.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft register as ZK-BDA and added to the Aircraft Service NZ Ltd, Auckland fleet in October 1953. Sold to Northern Aviation Ltd. on 03 December 1954.
Crashed at Pakotai while being operated by Northern Aviation Ltd on 15 January 1955.
Cancelled from register on 12 November 1958 as being wrecked.
Fuselage last sighted derelict at Mangere in November 1958.
A17-110 DHA107 Aircraft history to be added
A17-111 DHA108 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ALH.
Now VH-RNI.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-111

A17-112 DHA109 Aircraft history to be added
A17-113 DHA110 Aircraft history to be added
A17-114 DHA111 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-114

A17-115 DHA112 Aircraft history to be added
A17-116 DHA113 Served with 7 EFTS.
Was VH-APB 01/66.
Still Flying as VH-APB.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-116

A17-117 DHA114 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-117

A17-118 DHA115 Later VH-AVB, VT-CLG.
A17-119 DHA116 Delivered 14/10/40. At 2AD 14/10/40.
To 7EFTS 10/1/40.
Hit a stump and overturned 24/02/41.
Aircraft spun into the ground from 800ft on the 13/08/42.
The aircraft was converted to components 28/08/42.
Some components from this aircraft are now a part of a a Tiger Moth N17489 in the USA.
The aircraft is marked as A17-489.
This was the Tiger Moth that was used to transport MajGen Adachi, GOC Japanese 18th Army, from the site of his surrender to the Australians, back to his headquarters on 14/09/45, probably the only Japanese General to ever fly in a Tiger Moth.
A17-120 DHA117 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-120

A17-121 DHA118 Aircraft history to be added
A17-122 DHA119 Later VH-BKB, VH-BTS, VH-WFV, N100MH.
A17-123 DHA120 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AKQ.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-123

A17-124 DHA121 Aircraft history to be added
A17-125 DHA122 Aircraft history to be added
A17-126 DHA123 Aircraft history to be added
A17-127 DHA124 Later VH-BGE, VH-AVD.
Registered G-AKCG and then to Saudi Arabia.
On 18/10/1950 Destroyed in hanger collapse, Taif Saudi Arabia.
A17-128 DHA125 Aircraft history to be added
A17-129 DHA126 Later VH-AVH, VT-CMI.
A17-130 DHA127 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AZT.
A17-131 DHA128 Later VH-AVF, VT-CMM.
A17-132 DHA129 Aircraft history to be added
A17-133 DHA130 Aircraft history to be added
A17-134 DHA131 Aircraft history to be added
A17-135 DHA132 Entered Australian Civil Register as VH-ATK on 05 September 1956 with F. Edwards, Richmond, Victoria.
To Schutt Aircraft Sales and Service, Essendon on 25 October 1946.
To Hire or Fly Yourself Air Services, Melbourne on 10 March 1948.
To W. McMullen, Burnley, Victoria on 24 October 1949.
To Schutt Aircraft Sales and Service, Essendon on 09 January 1950.
To R. Talent, Mildura, Victoria on 14 February 1950. To C. Elder, Melbourne on 01 Juky 1950.
Removed from Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand in August 1950.
Imported by Aviation Enterprises Ltd. and arrived in Wellington on “Tulse Hill” on 02 October 1950.
Assembled by Aircraft Engineering Co of NZ Ltd and entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AUQ but because of the poor condition of the aircraft it was not brought up to NZ civil airworthiness standards until August 1951.
Sold to James Aviation on 21 October 1954.
To A. Blechynden, Hamilton in mid 1957.
Crashed into the bed of the Little River, Westland immediately after takeoff on 12 October 1957.
Cancelled from register on 11 January 1960.
A17-136 DHA133 Aircraft history to be added
A17-137 DHA134 Later VH-ASC, VH-BOF.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-137

A17-138 DHA135 Later VH-BGF, VH-APQ, VH-CPR, VT-DCG.
A17-139 DHA136 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ATO.
Later VR-RBH, VR-SDP, eithdrawn from use 25/10/61.
A17-140 DHA137 Sold by RAAF and became VH-APS.
Later VR-SCV.
A17-141 DHA138 Aircraft history to be added
A17-142 DHA139 Flew as VH-BJI

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-142

A17-143 DHA140 Later VH-BLB, VH-PCI.
A17-144 DHA142 Aircraft history to be added
A17-145 DHA146 Aircraft history to be added
A17-146 DHA147 Received 2AD in week ending 11/11/1940,
13/11/1940 Allotted 4 EFTS ex 2 AD,
25/02/1942 Temporarily gounded due to slack fabric,
31/08/1941 Issued to 5 EFTS,
15/03/1943 Issued to NAC ex 5 EFTS,
11/07/1943 Received 2 AP ex NAC,
12/07/1943 Allotted 10 EFTS ex 2 AP,
15/10/1943 Allotted CFS ex 10 EFTS,
06/12/1945 Offered for disposal,
20/02/1946 Sold through CDC to S.A. Aero Club,
27/08/1946 Issued to above.
To VH-AXJ
To VH-AML
13/07/1957 Crashed at Newlands Head, S.A.
A17-147 DHA148 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AWK on 21 November 1950 with R. Graham and added to the fleet of Airspread Ltd, Mount Maunganui on 18 July 1951.
Registration transferred to Airspread on 21 April 1952.
Collided with ZK-ALM while both were taking off from the same Waihi topdressing strip at the same time on 06 April 1957.
Cancelled from register as reduced to spares on 09 May 1963.
A17-148 DHA149 Currently registered and flying as VH-ABC.
 

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-148

A17-149 DHA150 Aircraft history to be added
A17-150 DHA151 VT-CUM
A17-150 collided with A17-203 near Cunderdin, WA, on 20/10/43. Both were serving with 9 EFTS at the time. F/O Francis Gregory English and LAC Donald John McCaskill were aboard A17-150; and LAC Donald Joseph St Clair Fraser was the sole occupant of A17-203. All were killed and are now buried at the Perth War Cemetery.
A17-151 DHA152
T186
Served with 1 EFTS.
Sold by RAAF and became VH-AXF.
Currently flies as VH-UEF

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-151 (now VH-UEF)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-152 DHA153 Later VT-CRZ and withdrawn from use 08/07/57.
A17-153 DHA154 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Later VH-BLK, VH-BTW, VH-AMD, N1244T.
A17-154 DHA155 Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-BNU on 01 September 1950 with Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Mascot, NSW.
Removed from Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand on 28 September 1950.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AXG and added to the fleet of Aerial Farming of NZ Ltd, Palmerston North on 01 November 1950.
Badly damaged in crash near Taumarunui on 07 April 1954.
Rebuilt and re-entered service with Aerial Farming before finally being cancelled from register on 04 September 1959.
A17-155 DHA156 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-156 DHA157 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-157 DHA158 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-158 DHA159 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-159 DHA160 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-AUZ.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-159

A17-160 DHA161 Currently registered VH-JME

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-160

A17-161 DHA162 Was VH-AHP 01/66.
On static display RAAF Association Museum, Bull Creek WA

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-161

A17-162 DHA163 Aircraft history to be added
A17-163 DHA164 Aircraft history to be added
A17-164 DHA165 Aircraft history to be added
A17-165 DHA166 Aircraft history to be added
A17-166 DHA167 Currently flies as VH-NEI

Tiger Moth A17-166

A17-167 DHA168 Aircraft history to be added
A17-168 DHA169 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AHL.
Privately owned, but on display at Naval Aviation Museum.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-DDA.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-168

A17-169 DHA170 Served with 1 EFTS.
A17-170 DHA171 Later VH-ASB.
A17-171 DHA172 Later VH-AOX, VT-CUK.
A17-172 DHA173 Aircraft history to be added
A17-173 DHA174 Aircraft history to be added
A17-174 DHA175 Aircraft history to be added
A17-175 DHA176 Aircraft history to be added
A17-176 DHA177 Later VH-AQQ, VT-DCO.
A17-177 DHA178 Later VH-FBX, VH-FAH.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-177

A17-178 DHA179 Aircraft history to be added
A17-179 DHA180 Currently Registered and flying as VH-ALP.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-179

A17-180 DHA181 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BAA.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-180

A17-181 DHA182 Aircraft history to be added
A17-182 DHA183 Aircraft history to be added
A17-183 DHA184 Aircraft history to be added
A17-184 DHA185 Aircraft history to be added
A17-185 DHA186 Aircraft history to be added
A17-186 DHA187
T186
Later VH-AXF, VH-BXF, VH-BWT.
A17-187 DHA188 Aircraft history to be added

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-187

A17-188 DHA189 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AXH.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-188

A17-189 DHA190 Aircraft history to be added
A17-190 DHA191 Aircraft history to be added
A17-191 DHA192 Served with GSR. Crashed 28/08/45 on landing at Bairnsdale.
Later VH-AJA.
A17-192 DHA193 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Later VH-BCK, VT-COR.
A17-193 DHA194 Later VH-BFZ.
A17-194 DHA195 Currently flies as VH-YYI

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-194 (now VH-YYI)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-195 DHA196 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-196 DHA197 Aircraft history to be added
A17-197 DHA198 Served with 9 EFTS, Cunderdin, WA  c.1943

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-197

A17-198 DHA199 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-199 DHA200 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-200 DHA201 Aircraft history to be added
A17-201 DHA202 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Was VH-AMG. Currently Registered and flying as VH-DWD.
A17-202 DHA203 Aircraft history to be added
A17-203 DHA204 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 20/10/43.
A17-150 collided with A17-203 near Cunderdin, WA, on 20/10/43. Both were serving with 9 EFTS at the time. F/O Francis Gregory English and LAC Donald John McCaskill were aboard A17-150; and LAC Donald Joseph St Clair Fraser was the sole occupant of A17-203. All were killed and are now buried at the Perth War Cemetery.
A17-204 DHA205 Currently registered as VH-JAU Airborne Aviation Camden, NSW

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-204

A17-205 DHA206 Aircraft history to be added
A17-206 DHA207 Later VH-TWB, VH-MFJ, N82753.
A17-207 DHA208 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
Never registered ZK-AWB or in the USA as reported.
Previously VH-AHM.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-USB, Perth WA.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-207

A17-208 DHA209 Was VH-AMW 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-AMW.

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-208 (now VH-AMW)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-209 DHA210 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-210 DHA211 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-211 DHA212 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-212 DHA213 Aircraft history to be added
A17-213 DHA214 Aircraft history to be added
A17-214 DHA215 Previously VH-AQF,
Currently flies as VH-ZIS.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-214

A17-215 DHA216 Later VT-CUQ, damaged beyond repair 08/06/61.
A17-216 DHA217 Aircraft history to be added
A17-217 DHA218 Aircraft history to be added
A17-218 DHA219 Currently flies as VH-APE.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-218

A17-219 DHA220 Later VH-BOC, VH-ASD.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-219

A17-220 DHA221 Flew as VH-SNR

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-220

A17-221 DHA222 Later VH-BGV, VH-ALX, H-AGX, VH-AUT, VT-CMX.
A17-222 DHA223 Flew as VH-CAP

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-222

A17-223 DHA224 Aircraft history to be added
A17-224 DHA225 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Entered the Australian Civil Register as VH-BCY on 15 May 1947 with S. and P. Murphy, Healesville, Victoria.
Removed from the Australian register on 19/12/47 as exported to United Kingdom as G-AKYL.
Registered G-AKYL 27/04/1948 in the UK.
Imported into New Zealand by Wanganui Aero Work in 1950 and entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AXT.
To Wanganui Aero Club in October 1960.
Crashed near Kai Iwi while being operated by Wanganui Aero Club on 01 November 1961.
A17-225 DHA226 Currently Registered and flying as VH-BTX.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-225

A17-226 DHA227 Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43.
A17-227 DHA228 Currently flies as VH-NWM

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-227

A17-228 DHA229 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943. Later VH-BDK, Registered G-AKCI 25/07/1947 in UK, 02/1956
Broken up Perth UK.
A17-229 DHA230 Aircraft history to be added
A17-230 DHA231 Aircraft history to be added
A17-231 DHA232 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-232 DHA233 Sold by RAAF and became VH-AUU before being registered in UK 17/3/47 as G-AJKD.
Crashed Dorridge near Elmdon,UK 5/8/51 and cancelled.
A17-233 DHA234 Currently Registered and flying as VH-PKB.
A17-234 DHA235 Entered the Australian Civil Register on 22 May 1948 with Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Mascot, NSW.
Removed from the Australian register on 28 February 1951 as exported to New Zealand on 12 September 1950.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AVA and added tothe fleet of Robertson Air Service, Hamilton in late 1950.
Crashed at Whitehall near Cambridge on 19 May 1953.
Cancelled from register 19 June 1957.
Extant Auckland in storage.
A17-235 DHA236 Aircraft history to be added
A17-236 DHA255 Aircraft history to be added
A17-237 DHA256 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ARU.
Later VH-BMY, VH-RNM, BH-BTU, N3862.
A17-238 DHA257 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
Later VH-ATE, VH-SSK.
A17-239 DHA258 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BDV.

Tiger Moth A17-239

A17-240 DHA259 Currently flies as VH-DWP

DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-240 (now VH-DWP) & A17-598 (now VH-XWL.)
Camden Airport, NSW, Great Tiger Moth Air Race.
4th October 2014
by Brook Whylie

A17-241 DHA260
T260
Later VH-AQI, VH-GLG.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-241

A17-242 DHA261 Was Registered as VH-MPF, then VH-BQG 01/66.
A17-243 DHA262 Aircraft history to be added
A17-244 DHA263 Aircraft history to be added
A17-245 DHA264 Later VH-BGB, VT-CSC.
Written off 07/01/54 Madras.
Interestingly it is claimed that A17-245 is now owned by Bob Murphy in Toronto Canada, this has not yet been investigated.
A17-246 DHA265 Aircraft history to be added
A17-247 DHA266 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BAS.
A17-248 DHA267 Later VH-BCN.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-248

A17-249 DHA268 Flew as VH-BCE

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-249

A17-250 DHA269 Aircraft history to be added
A17-251 DHA270 Later VH-BKV, VT-DCQAircraft history to be added
A17-252 DHA271 Aircraft history to be added
A17-253 DHA272 Aircraft history to be added
A17-254 DHA273 Later VH-ASF, VH-GAC.
A17-255 DHA274 Currently Registered and flying as VH-UJW.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-255

A17-256 DHA275 Aircraft history to be added
A17-257 DHA276 Aircraft history to be added
A17-258 DHA277 Aircraft history to be added
A17-259 DHA278 Later VH-BMZ, VT-DCB. Written off.
A17-260 DHA279 Aircraft history to be added
A17-261 DHA280 Aircraft history to be added
A17-262 DHA281 Currently Registered and flying as VH-AYW.
A17-263 DHA282 Aircraft history to be added
A17-264 DHA283 Aircraft history to be added
A17-265 DHA284 Aircraft history to be added

D.H.82a Tiger Moth A17-265 E.F.T.S., over Narromine. 
c.1941,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

A17-266 DHA285 Aircraft history to be added
A17-267 DHA286 Aircraft history to be added
A17-268 DHA287 Later VH-AOU, VH-BFP, VT-DAX.
A17-269 DHA288 Aircraft history to be added
A17-270 DHA289 Later VH-ALC.
A17-271 DHA290 Aircraft history to be added
A17-272 DHA291
T291
Later VH-RSA, VH-RTA, VH-UZB
Crashed 28/12/2015 Gold Coast, Qld. Pilot injured, passenger killed

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-272

A17-273 DHA292 Later VH-BDH, VT-CZY.
A17-274 DHA293 Aircraft history to be added
A17-275 DHA294 Under restoration in Melbourne, it is expected to be ready for flight in 2004.
Owner wishes to remain un-named.
A17-276 DHA295 Aircraft history to be added
A17-277 DHA296 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BNK, VH-PCJ.
Currently flies as VH-HKG

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-277

A17-278 DHA297 Aircraft history to be added
A17-279 DHA298 Served with 9 EFTS Cunderdin 13 May - 22 June 1943.
A17-280 DHA299 Aircraft history to be added
A17-281 DHA300 Aircraft history to be added
A17-282 DHA301 Aircraft history to be added
A17-283 DHA302 Aircraft history to be added
A17-284 DHA303 Built Mascot under licence 1940.
Sent to 10 EFTS.
Involved in accident on Tarmac with another runaway DH82A.
Sold post war 1945 to aero club based at Bankstown.
Then shipped to India before returning to Australia.
Rebuilt 1980s and fitted with Wackett canopy and then won the Perth-Sydney Air Race.
In the 1990s registration VH-AFF lapsed.
Re-registered VH-EWR 2010 and stored Evans Head.
A17-285 DHA304 Aircraft history to be added
A17-286 DHA305 Later VH-WAL, G-BEWN.
A17-287 DHA306 Later VH-ATS, VT-DCN.
A17-288 DHA307 Aircraft history to be added
A17-289 DHA308 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BGE.
A17-290 DHA309 Sold by RAAF and became VH-BAE. Later VH-BBU.
Was VH-KGS 01/66.
Currently Registered and flying as VH-KGS.
A17-291 DHA310 Flew as VH-AKL

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-291

A17-292 DHA311 Aircraft history to be added
A17-293 DHA312 Aircraft history to be added
A17-294 DHA313 sold '46, reg VH-AVG, crashed Inverell 26/06/48.
Reg cancelled 26/08/48.
A17-295 DHA314
T314
Later VH-AZC, VH-BOO, Currently Registered and flying as VH-SNR.
A17-296 DHA315 Served with 8 Sqn.
Wrecked when the hanger it was in collapsed on it 04/41 at Kota Bahru, Kelantan Malaya. Later VT-CRF.

Highlight for Album: Tiger Moth A17-296

A17-297 DHA316 Aircraft history to be added
A17-298 DHA317 Aircraft history to be added
A17-299 DHA318 Sold by RAAF and became VH-ASX.
Later VR-SCS. Written off 09/09/49 Kallans.
A17-300 DHA319 Currently Registered and flying as VH-JRS.
 
     

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