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Thomas Brothers T-2

The Thomas Brothers T-2 was an American-built biplane which served with the Royal Navy.

Built by Thomas-Morse Aircraft in Bath, New York, in 1914, it was the creation of Benjamin D. Thomas (later the company's chief designer), based on his Curtiss JN-4 (which it resembles), and used the 90 hp (67 kW) Austro-Daimler.

Twenty-four aircraft, in two batches, were provided to the Royal Naval Air Service, the Austro-Daimler being replaced by a similar-horsepower Curtiss OX-5

An additional fifteen, differing in being fitted with floats in place of wheels, a 100 hp (75 kW) Thomas among other engines in place of the OX-5, and three-bay wings spanning 44' (13.41 m), were sold to the United States Navy as the SH-4. at US$7,575 each.

Operators

United Kingdom

Royal Naval Air Service

Specifications (T-2)

Data from General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 26 ft in (7.93 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft in (10.98 m)
Wing area: 350 ft (32.5 m)
Empty weight: 1,075 lb (489 kg)
Gross weight: 1,972 lb (896 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Curtiss OX-5, 90 hp (67 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 83 mph ( km/h)

Related development

SH-4 floatplane

Bibliography

Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, p. 875, "Thomas Brothers and Thomas-Morse aircraft". Etobicoke, Ontario: Prospero Books, 1997.
Wegg, John. General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors. London:Putnam, 1990. ISBN 0-85177-833-X.

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