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Thomas Brothers D-2 / D-5 / HS

Thomas D-2
The 1915 D-2 civil trainer was designed by Benjamin D Thomas (no family relation; principal designer for most Thomas and T-Ms) as an improved T-2.
As a two-seat observation biplane, two D-2 were ordered by the US Navy as model HS. Both were involved in crashes before delivery and were rebuilt in 1916 with 48'6" wing and 135hp Sturtevant for use as trainers as A57 and A58.
Thomas HS
The D-5 of 1916 were re-motored D-2 with 135hp Thomas 8 engines. Two, AS114 and AS115 were used for Army observation.
Engine: Sturtevant, 135hp
Wingspan: 52'9"
Length: 29'9"
Useful load: 1200 lb
Max speed: 86 mph
Stall: 38 mph
Seats: 2
Engine: Thomas Aeromotor, 135hp
Wingspan: 48'6"
Seats: 2



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