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THK THK-2
MKEK Model 2


 THK-2-01
 
In 1936, Turkey bought 36 Polish R.24E fighter, simultaneously launching construction of an aircraft factory in Etimesgut near Ankara. The director of the factory became a Pole Jeri Vedrichovsky. The first aircraft built with the help of Polish engineers was the TNK-2 training monoplane. Stanislav Rogalsky, Jeri Telsiye and Leszek Duleba took part in its development. The design team took the RWD-10 as a basis, with several modifications. Preserving the same wooden construction of the Polish prototype. The single cockpit made completely closed. The English DH "Gipsy Major" motor, was also installed on Miles M.14 training aircraft built under licence.
 
The design and construction of the aircraft took place in 1943-1944 at the Turkish Aviation League (Turk Hava Kurumu).
Designed for aerobatic training, the first prototype of the TNK-2 was airborne in mid-1944. The second prototype took to the air in 1945, showing better performance than the first and the British Miles M.14.
 
 THK-2-02
 
Serial production amounted to only four aircraft that served in the Turkish Air Force until the mid-1950s. In 1952, after changing the name of the company, these aircraft were renamed MKEK-2.
 
Engine: de Havilland Gipsy Major, 135hp
Wingspan: 8.00m / 26 ft 2 in
Wing area: 10.20sq.m
Length: 7.00m / 23 ft
Height: 2.10m / 7 ft 1 in
Empty weight: 490kg / 1078 lb
Normal takeoff weight: 660kg / 1452 lb
Maximum speed: 265km / h / 164 mph
Cruising speed: 235km / h / 136 mph
Landing speed: 59 mph
Initial ROC: 1710 fpm
Practical range: 700km / 435 mi
Service ceiling: 6000m / 19,685 ft
Crew: 1

 

 

 

 


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