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Thomas-Morse S-9
 
 ThomMor-S9-01
 
The 1923 Thomas-Morse S-9 Army trainer was a widened side-by-side cockpit in an all-metal corrugated fuselage, with wings from S-6 and tail from S-4C.
 
Only one was built but during Army flight tests at Kelly Field TX, it showed structural problems and the pilot bailed out; however, the plane reportedly glided to an "almost-successful landing" except for losing its wings when it went between two trees. It was sent back to Thomas-Morse, but never repaired.
 
Engine: 200hp Lawrance J-1
Max speed: 140 mph
Stall: 40 mph
Seats: 2
 
 
 
 


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