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THK THK-5 / THK-10
MKEK Models 5 and 5A


 THK-5-01
 
The THK-5 was a twin-engine aircraft developed in Turkey as an air ambulance. First flying in 1945, it was a conventional, low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction throughout. The main units of the tailwheel undercarriage retracted into the wing-mounted engine nacelles and the THK-5 could carry two stretcher cases plus a medical attendant.
 
This was followed in production by a six-seat utility transport version designated THK-5A and three examples of an improved version of the 5A designated THK-10. A single example of the type was exported, sold to Denmark.
 
In total 13 were built.
 
When THK was taken over by MKEK, this was one of the designs selected for further work. However, although the designation MKEK-5 was allocated, nothing further came of this.
 
THK-5
Engine: 2 × de Havilland Gipsy Major, 123 kW (165 hp) each
Wingspan: 14.63 m (48 ft 0 in)
Length: 9.98 m (32 ft 9 in)
Height: 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)
Empty weight: 883 kg (1,943 lb)
Gross weight: 1,920 kg (4,255 lb)
Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
Range: 646 km (404 miles)
Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,100 ft)
Crew: Two pilots
Capacity: Two stretcher cases plus one medical attendant

 

 

 

 

 


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