Elias TA-1

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TA-1
Role Biplane trainer
Manufacturer Elias
Primary user United States Army Air Service
Number built 3

The Elias TA-1 was a 1920s American biplane training aircraft built by Elias. Only three aircraft were built for evaluation by the United States Army Air Service.

The TA-1 (a United States military designation Trainer, Aircooled No. 1) was designed to meet a United States Army requirement for a training aircraft for the air service. The TA-1 was a conventional two-seat biplane. Three were built, two with a Lawrance R-1 engine and another with an ABC Wasp, the last two under McCook field project numbers Elias P-178 and Elias P-179. The aircraft performance was inferior to the other aircraft under evaluation (the Dayton-Wright TA-3) and no orders or further aircraft were built.

Operators[edit]

 United States

Specifications (TA-1)[edit]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1599

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 7 in (9.93 m)
  • Powerplant: × Lawrance R-1, 140 hp (104 kW)

Performance

References[edit]

  • John Andrade, U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909, Midland Counties Publications, 1979, ISBN 0-904597-22-9 (Page 171)
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1599


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