Aircraft [de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth (‘ZK-ANN’)]
The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited, Manufacturer; Aircraft Service (NZ) Limited, Commissioned by;
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Aircraft Service (NZ) Limited, Commissioned by
ZK-BJH made 1942 (original craft)
ZK-ANN made 1979 (restoration)
De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth, Stat S, 84664 (T.6238), Registration ZK-BJH.
Aircraft Sales and Service Limited
Aerial Spraying Limited
Crashed and possibly written off at Oriki, Manawatu. Crop spraying aircraft with cut-down forward fuselage.
Description from copied record 2003.333:
De Havilland Tiger Moth - ZK-ANN - biplane of tubular steel frame and fuselage covered with Ceconite, an aircraft Dacron covering material. The wings are also covered with Ceconite. The undercarriage is constructed with 2 metal rods and 4 aluminium strut supports. There is one seat in the cockpit for the pilot and just forward of the cockpit, is an instructor's seat independent of the cockpit. There is an open side canopy above the cockpit. The canopy is made of ribbed metal and tear-shaped. The heavier edge of the tear is to the front of the aeroplane which affords an aerodynamic shape to the canopy. The canopy is held by double aluminium struts. The engine cowling is made of aluminium. The propeller is made of wood and consists of a single shaft with a blade at either end.
The engine is a 4-cylinder motor with 4 exhaust pipes. The engine is mounted directly behind the propeller which is positioned at the front of the aeroplane. The wings are positioned parallel with each other and directly above and in line with each other. 2 wings on each side of the aeroplane. These wings are supported by aluminium rods. The lower wings on either side of the aeroplane have aerons allowing for the raising and lowering of the flaps. The undercarriage consists of 2 rubber pneumatic tyres approximately 450 mm high on the end of metal struts. The aeroplane is painted red in the front and this colour extends to just behind the cockpit. The rear fuselage, wings and tail section are painted silver. The wing and fuselage markings are in red. The markings are: ZK-ANN. The front marking reads: 'Aircraft Service (NZ) Ltd.' Following this is a pair of wings with the map of New Zealand outlined in the middle of the 2 wings. Below these wings are the words 'Mangere Aerodrome'.
The dimensions are: Span 8.95 m, Length 7.32 m, Height 2.71 m, Weight 506 kg.
AIRCRAFT SERVICE (NZ) LTD. / MANGERE AERODROME Sticker
1979. Aircraft [de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth (‘ZK-ANN’)], 1967.191. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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