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 Thomas-Morse TM-23
The one Thomas-Morse M-23 built, in 1923, for Army evaluation was a single place open cockpit biplane. All-metal, corrugated-skin pursuit design, it had inherent design and cooling problems despite several modifications. It was evaluated at McCook Field but rejected for its flight characteristics and high landing speed. It was dismantled in 1926.
Engine: Curtiss D-12, 440 hp
Wingspan: 19'6" (later 23'0")
Length: 16'8" (later 17'6")
Useful load: 788 lb
Max speed: 167 mph
Cruise speed 125 mph
Stall: 80 mph
Range: 280 mi
Ceiling: 20,150'
Seats: 1

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