Thaden T-4

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Thaden T-4
Role Cabin monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Thaden Metal Aircraft Company
Designer Herbert von Thaden
First flight 1930
Number built 2

The Thaden T-4 Argonaut was a 1930s American four-seat all-metal cabin monoplane built by the Thaden Metal Aircraft Company of San Francisco, California.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The T-4 was the third and last design of the Thaden Metal Aircraft Company which had been 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. The T-4 was a high-wing monoplane powered by a 300 hp (224 kW) Wright Whirlwind radial engine.[1] It had a fixed conventional landing gear with a tailwheel.[2] Two aircraft were built.[3]


Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 4
  • Length: 32 ft 10 in (10.01 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 0 in (13.72 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright Whirlwind radial piston engine, 300 hp (224 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 135 mph (217 km/h)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Orbis 1985, p. 3000
  2. ^ "Louise M. Thaden and Herbert V. Thaden Aviation Pioneers". Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "American airplanes - Ta - Th". 30 January 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010.