Thaden T-2

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Thaden T-2
Thaden T-2 left front Aero Digest August 1929.jpg
Role Cabin monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Thaden Metal Aircraft Company
Designer Herbert von Thaden
First flight 1928
Number built 1

The Thaden T-2 was a 1920s American four-seat all-metal cabin monoplane built by the Thaden Metal Aircraft Company of San Francisco, California.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Thaden Metal Aircraft Company was formed by Herbert von Thaden, a former United States Army Signal Corps pilot and engineer to work on developing the first American all-metal aircraft. Following on from the strut-braced T-1 the T-2 was a smaller four-seat high-wing cantilever monoplane with flaps and powered by a 150 hp (112 kW) Comet radial engine.[1]


Thaden T-2 3-view drawing from Aero Digest August 1929

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 4
  • Length: 7.65 m (25 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.89 m (39 ft 0 in)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Comet 7-D air-cooled radial piston engine, 112 kW (150 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 194 km/h (121 mph)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Orbis 1985, p. 3000
  2. ^ "American airplanes - Ta - Th". 30 January 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010.