Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 2: The Biplane Era, de Havilland biplanes

Canadian Warplanes of the Biplane Era, 

de Havilland biplanes

Data current to 2 Dec 2018.

 (Author Photo)

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth, G-CYYG (Serial No. 503), on loan from the Reynolds-Alberta Museum.

 

de Havilland DH.60GM Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 86) on skis.  (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

 

de Havilland DH.60M Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 28).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland DH.60GM Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 77), being started by ground crew, 1938.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545920)

de Havilland DH.60GM Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 77), being started by ground crew, 1938.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3545912)

de Havilland DH.60M Gipsy Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 55).  (RCAF Photo courtesy of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association)

de Havilland DH.60G Moth, G-CAVK in flight, Montreal, 1932.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650684)

 

de Havilland DH.60G Moth, G-CAVK in flight, Montreal, 1932.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650683)

 

de Havilland DH.60GM Gipsy Moth.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3409853)

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth on floats.  (RCAF Photo)

 

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth (Serial No. 122).  (RCAF Photo via Francois Dutil)

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth (89) Reg. Nos. G-CYWV, WW, WY (later 212), G-CYXE-G-CYXI, G-CYYG-G-CYYS, G-CYYW-G-CYYY, 55-58, 64-91, 102-107, 117-122, 151-168, 223, A113 (ex CF-CCV), A114 (ex CF-ADA), DH 60M Gipsy Moth (2), (Serial Nos. 27, 28), DH 60GM Genet Moth for a total of 91 aircraft.

de Havilland DH.75A Hawk Moth (Serial No. G-CYVM), flown by the RCAF.  None are preserved in Canada.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

de Havilland DH.75A Hawk Moth (3) Reg. Nos. G-CYVD, G-CYVL, G-CYVM.

de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth, 30 June 1934.  MIKAN No. 3579099)

de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth, CF-AQGQ, Rimouski, Quebec ca 1934.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390209)

de Havilland Puss Moth, 6 July 1930.   (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3598219)

De Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth.  (RAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth (19) Reg. Nos. G-CYUR-UU, 169 (changed later to 651), 171-181, A44 (ex CF-CCV), A114 (ex CF-ADA).

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 4388).  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 4398), Rockcliffe, Ontario. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3523312)

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth cockpits.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580513)

 (Bzuk Photo)

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth, RCAF (Serial No. 5945), DHC1534, C-GTAL.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.

de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth, (Serial No. 4398), RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643685)

de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth, (Serial No. 5894), No. 17 Elementary FTS, RCAF.   (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650709)

de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth, No. 17 Elementary FTS, RCAF.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3650711)

de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (26), (Serial Nos. 238-258, 275-279). DH.82C Tiger Moth (1,384), (Serial Nos. 1100-1299, 3842-3991, 4001-4404, 4946-5175, 5800-5999, 8851-8999, 9645-9695), for a total of 1410 Tiger Moth variants, DH.82C2 Menasco Moth Mk. I (9), (Serial Nos. 4936-4944), DH.82C4 Mk. II (126), (Serial Nos. 4810-4933, 4935, 4945), Mk. III (1), (Serial No. 4934), for a total of 136 Menasco Moth variants in use by the RCAF.   The combined total of Tiger Moths and Menasco Moths is 1,546 aircraft.

 

 (Author Photos)

de Havilland DH.83C Fox Moth (Serial No. FM-28/2), CF-DJB.  Built in Canada in 1947, this Fox Moth was owned by a number of operators before Maxwell Ward (founder of Wardair Inc., a private Canadian airline company) purchased it in the 1980s.  Ward had the aircraft repainted to match the markings of his first bush plane (a de Havilland Fox Moth that he had bought in 1946 and used for several years until it was destroyed in a crash in the 1950s).  Ward restored this Fox Moth and presented it to the Museum in 1989.  (CA&SM)

 (Author Photo)

de Havilland DH.83C Fox Moth (Serial No. 4033), C-FYPM, Vintage Wings, on display at the Ottawa Airport.

de Havilland DH.83C Fox Moth (1), (Serial A135) ex VO-ADE.

  (Bill Larson Photo)

de Havilland DH.87A Hornet Moth (Serial No. 8031), CF-AYG.

de Havilland DH.87A Hornet Moth (1), (Serial No. 7623).

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon, 3 July 1935.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580898).

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon, 3 July 1935.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3580899).

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon, CF-AEO.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642450).

 (RCAF Photos via Francois Dutil)

de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 7624).  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly, RCAF (Serial No. 7623), Trenton, Ontario, 1 Oct 1940.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390169).

de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly (6), (Serial Nos. 7623-7628).