Thulin K (Trainer, 1917-1919)

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Thulin K was a single-seated, low-winged fighter trainer. Two were purchased by the Army in 1916. Thulin had better luck in export of this design. Another neutral country during WWI, the Netherlands, bought 17 aircraft to their armed forces.

The aircraft  had good performances. It raised the Swedish altitude record to 5400 m in March 1919. In the same year, Enoch Thulin was killed when his personal model K during a steep dive lost one aileron and crashed.

Thulin K was armed by two  8mm fixed machine-guns.

Length: 6,60 m. Span: 9,0 m.  Maximum take-off weight: 522 kg. Max. speed: 155 km/h.


For the Model Builder

Omega Models, Czech, has developed a resin model kit of this aircraft in scale 1:48 for sale. Catalouge number is 48010.


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Lars Henriksson

Updated 2009-05-13