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1932 Tigermoth Vintage aircraft flies over Belagavi skies

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Not much might have seen it in real life, a Tigermoth aircraft of 1932 vintage aircraft of the Indian Air Force was here at Sambra Airport enroute to Bengaluru for the forthcoming AeroIndia airshow from February 18 to 22.

1932 Tigermoth Vintage aircraft in Belagavi
1932 Tigermoth Vintage aircraft in Belagavi
1932 Tigermoth Vintage aircraft in Belagavi
1932 Tigermoth Vintage aircraft in Belagavi

The 1932 vintage aircraft is captained by Wing Commander H Kulshrestra.

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Tigermoth has served as a basic trainer in the formative years of Indian Air Force (IAF). The present aircraft HU-152 was resurrected and made fly worthy to re-live its glorious past.

The aircraft is planned for its return journey on February 23 to its home base in Ghaziabad.

The De Havilland Tiger Moth was a two seat, single bay biplane powered by a 145 hp gypsy major four cylinder inverted air-cooled engine. The primary trainer for the Royal Air Force during the second world war, it was the basic trainer in the Indian Air Force right from 1940.

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