de Havilland DH60 Moth floatplane

First flown in February 1925, the DH 60 Moth was the forerunner to the famous DH 82 Tiger Moth. It entered service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an elementary trainer in 1926 and was employed in this role until gradually replaced by the Tiger Moth from 1939 onwards. Ultimately, 122 Moths were used by the RAAF. Several RAAF Moths were converted to float planes and used by the Seaplane Training Flight at Point Cook. The last Moth in RAAF service was retired in 1946.

Specifications:



DH 60 Moth floatplane

Type:   Biplane trainer
Entered service:   1926
Crew:   1-2
Wing span:   8.84 m
Length:   7.17 m
Weight (unladen):   347 kg
Ceiling:   4,420 m
Endurance:   Maximum range 515 km
Speed:   145 km/h
Armament:   Nil