Dehavilland DH82 Tigermoth airplane model. The Tiger Moth is one of the major success stories of the aviation. The pre-war biplane trainer Tiger Moth was evolved from the DH 60 Gipsy Moth, a 1924 design. Flown for the first time on 26 October, 1931, the Tiger Moth was subsequently developed during the early 1930s as a military trainer. The DH 82 was powered by a 120 hp Gipsy II engine, but the 1939 DH 82a received the 145 hp Gipsy Major. More than 1,000 Tiger Moths were delivered before WWII, and subsequently 4,005 were built in the UK and shipped all over the world. 1,747 were built in Canada (the majority being DH 82c's with enclosed cockpits, brakes, and tail wheels), 1,085 in Australia and 345 in New Zealand. A number of Tiger Moths have been converted as four-seat cabin biplanes know as the Jackaroo.