Thulin K


Thulin K

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The Thulin K was a Swedish naval fighter in the 1910s. It was operated by both the Swedish and Dutch armed forces.

Development

Dr. Enoch Thulin, of AB Thulinverken, designed the Thulin K in December 1916. It was a shoulder-wing monoplane of wooden construction employing wing warping for lateral control. It was powered by a 90 hp Thulin A engine.

Operational history

After initial flights in early 1917, the Swedish Army purchased two of the aircraft. However, it was more successful as an export plane; the Royal Netherlands Navy bought 12 aircraft between 1917 and 1918 and an additional three Thulin KAs. [ [http://home.casema.nl/kw.jonker/Typen/T/Thulin-UK.htm#Registraties] ] The aircraft's performance was good - Thulin himself broke the Swedish altitude record in it in 1919. However, later in that year, Thulin's own Thulin K lost an aileron in a steep dive, crashing and killing him. The rest of the Thulin Ks were written off in 1920 and the Thulin KAs were withdrawn in 1922.

Variants

;Thulin K:Single-seat production variant, 18 built.;Thulin KA:Two-seat version for the Royal Netherlands Navy, three built.

Operators

;SWE;NLD

pecifications (Thulin K)

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References

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External links

* [http://www.kwmairpl.com.ph/pdf_files/rc-01sw.pdf Thulin type K Swedish fighter from 1917]


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