A robust little bi-plane of the 1930s, which was designed and built by De Havilland in the UK. The standard version was joined by the floatplane modification so the DH82 could touch down on both land and water and the aircraft was a popular choice for training new pilots who had not flown before. In addition, in 1935, the company developed the DH.82 Queen Bee which was a pilotless, radio-controlled target drone variant of the Tiger Moth. It was used in training anti-aircraft gunners by the Fleet Air Arm and the RAF. While it could be flown as a normal manned plane, the Queen Bee’s rear cockpit position was equipped with RAE radio-control gear including pneumatically operated servo units linked to the aircraft rudder and elevator controls. The first Queen Bee was flown manned at Hatfield in 1935 and then remotely controlled at Farnborough later that year. Over 380 Queen Bees were built and operated by the FAA and RAF.
Our 1:72 scale model is the floatplane version Queen Bee and appears in a matt brown and dark green camouflage scheme with yellow and red underside. The RAF roundel and lettering L-5894 are printed on the lower undersides of the wings and also along the fuselage. Silver floats and struts and a green cockpit complete the detail on this interesting Tiger Moth variant.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850