|Type||Two-seat trainer and tourer|
|Designer||Geoffrey de Havilland|
|Maiden Flight||22 June 1937|
|Retired||some still flying|
|Primary users||RAF, RAAF, RNZAF|
|Number built||about 140|
|Variants||Moth Minor Coupe, with enclosed cabin|
Intended as a replacement for the DH-82 Tiger Moth, the Moth Minor was never produced in sufficient numbers for that end, in spite of being a much more advanced design.
In the period before World War II, only about 100 were manufactured by de Havilland. Due to the demands of the war effort, during World War II all production was transferred to the De Havilland factory in Sydney, Australia, where a further 42 were manufactured.
Many of the British-produced aircraft were taken over by the RAF, some also being transferred to the RAAF for use alongside Australian-manufactured Moth Minors.After the war, surviving Moth Minors were purchased by both British and Australian pilots, and some remain operational.
|Length:||24 ft 5 in (7.44 m)|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Wingspan||36 ft 7 in (11.15 m)|
de Havilland Gipsy Minor 4-cylinder inline
piston engine, 90 hp (67 kw)
empty 983 lb (446 kg), maximum
takeoff 1,550 lb (703 kg)
|Maximum speed:||103 kn (118 mph, 190 km/h)|
|Range:||261 nmi (300 mi, 483 km)|
|Service ceiling:||6,500 ft (5,030 m)|