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Building 1
History of Thai Aviation,
Aircraft designed & built by Thais,
Aircraft flown by RTAF after WW2.

 
First Flight News
RTAF Founding Fathers
Breguet Model

 

 

 

Boripat

Bomber Type 2
(Baribatra)

(1927 - 1940)

Aircraft Designed and Built by Thais.

 

 

Bomber Type 2 (Baribatra)
(1927-1940)
    A two-seat bomber was designed and built for official use by Lieutenant Colonel Luang Vechayan Rangsarit in 1927 and designated Bomber Type 2. The test flight was conducted and the aircraft was named "Baribatra" by King Rama VII. The Baribatra was the first aircraft designed and built entirely by Thais. The aircraft paid a visit to India in response to the invitation of Government of India in 1929 and the second such visit in 1930, the Aeronautical Department sent the Baribatra to Hanoi, French Indochina, as a goodwill gesture and to lay a wreath at a monument to French soldiers who gave their lives in the WW1.
    The Baribatra bomber served with Wing 1 and Wing 2.

BARIBATRA
DESIGNED BY: LIEUTENANT COLONEL LUANG
VEJAYANRANGSRIT
MANUFACTURER: AIRCRAFT MANUFACTORY
TPYE: BOMBER TWO - SEAT BIPLANE
ENGINE: ONE ENGINE JUPITER 450 HP.
SPAN: 44 FT.
LENGTH: 28 FT. 9 IN.
HEIGHT: 10 FT. 5 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 4,070 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 157 MPH.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1927 - 1940

 

   

 

PL-2 (DAE-1)

DAE-1
Pazmany PL-2
(1974 - 1989)

Aircraft experimented
By RTAF


 

Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering Model 1 (DAE-1)
Pazmany PL-2
(1974 - 1989)

The Royal Thai Air Force experimented on the construction of one Pazmany PL-2 aircraft, designated Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering Model 1.

   

 

RTAF-4 (Chantra)

Trainer Type 17
(Chandra)

(1974 - 1989)

Modified and Built
By RTAF

 

 

Trainer Type 17 (Chandra)
(1974 - 1989)

In 1972, the Royal Thai Air Force started the RTAF-4 (Royal Thai Air Force Model 4) trainer project. By 1974, twelve aircraft were built and named "Chandra" or Trainer
Type 17.

 

   

 

RTAF-5

RTAF-5
(1984 - 1985)

 

RTAF-5
(1984 - 1985)

The Royal Thai Air Force designed and built one RTAF-5 prototype for use as an advanced trainer and FAC-forward air controller.

   

 

O-1A


Observation Type 2
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog

(1967 -1990)

 

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
(1967-1990)
    Eight Cessna O-1 Bird Dogs were received from the United States, desgnated Observation Type 2.

    The aircraft served with Wing 23 and Wing 53.


MANUFACTURER: CESSNA AIRCRAFT (U.S.A)
TYPE: TANDEM TWO - SEAT FORWARD AIR
CONTROLLER AIRCRAFT HIGH - WING
MONOPLANE
POWER PLANT: ONE, CONTINENTAL 0 - 470, 213 HP.
SPAN: 36 FT.
LENGHT: 24 FT. 11.5 IN.
HEIGHT: 7 FT. 6 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 2,430 LBS.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 130 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 104 MPH.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1967 - 1990

 

   

 

T-6 (Texan)

Trainer Type 8
(AT-6 TEXAN)

(1937-1964)

One of the Most Efficient Aircraft in the Aviation History.

 

Trainer Type 8 (AT-6 TEXAN)
(1937-1964)

    The Royal Thai Air Force purchased two models of advanced trainers, T-6F and T-6G, which were the used and reconditioned aircraft, from the United States in 1937 and designated Trainer Typer 8. They were famous for having been used as one of the most efficient aircraft in the aviation history. Besides training mission, they were also used for reconnaissance and attack missions.
    The aircraft served with Flying Training School, Wing 1, Wing 4, Wing 6 and Wing 7.

A.T.6 (TYPE - G)
MANUFACTURER: NORTH AMERICAN (U.S.A.)
TYPE: PRIMARY TRAINER TWO - SEAT
ENGINE: R - 1340 - AN - 1 PRATT & WHITNEY 600 HP.
SPAN: 42 FT. 1/4 IN.
LENGTH: 28 FT. 11 7/8 IN.
HEIGHT: 12 FT. 9 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 6,000 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: AT 5,000 FT. 206 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 180 MPH.
RANGE: 750 MPH.
SERVICE CEILING: 23,000 FT.
ARMAMENT: TWO 0.30 IN. MACHINE GUNS M - 2
TWO 100 LB. BOMBS M - 1 OR FIVE 30 LB.
BOMBS M - 1 OR FIVE BOMBS AM - M 41
SERVING IN RTAF:
1937 - 1964

 

   

 

Helldiver

Attacker Type 3
Helldiver
(1950 - 1955)

 

Attacker Type 3
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver

(1950 -1955)
   The Royal Thai Air Force received six Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver dive bombers from the United States, designated Attacker Type 3.
    The aircraft served with Wing 7.

HELLDIVER S-B-2-C
MANUFACTURER: THE CURTISS WRIGHT COMPANY
TYPE: COMBER TWO - SEAT
ENGINE: ONE WRIGHT R 2,600 - 20 , 1,900 HP.
SPAN: 49 FT. 8 5/8 IN.
LENGTH: 36 FT. 10 17/32 IN.
HEIGHT: 16 FT. 10 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 15,563 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 265 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 171 MPH.
RANGE: 1,334 MILES
SERVICE CEILING: 30,000 FT.
ARMAMENT: TWO .20 MM. AND TWO .30 CAL
MACHINE GUNS.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1950 - 1955

   

 

Tigermoth

Trainer Type 10
(De Havilland DH-82
Tiger Moth)

(1951 - 1961)

 

Trainer Type 10
De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth

(1951-1961)
    In 1951, the Royal Thai Air Force received De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth trainers from the Royal Thai Navy, designated Trainer Type 10.
    The trainers served with Wing 7.

MANUFACTURER: DEHAVILLAND AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (ENGLAND)
TYPE: TWO - SEAT RRIMARY TRAINER
ENGINE: ONE 130 HP. GIRSY MAJOR 10-1
SPAN: 29 FT. 4 IN.
LENGTH: 23 FT. 11 IN.
HEIGHT: 8 FT. 9.5 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 1,825 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 110 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 93 MPH.
RANGE: 300 MILES
SERVICE CEILING: 15,800 FT.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1951 - 1961

 

   

 

Grumman Widgeon

Liaison Type 6
Grumman G-44A Widgeon

(1951-1956)

 

Liaison Type 6
Grumman G-44A Widgeon

(1951-1956)
    The Royal Thai Air Force received five Grumman G-44A Widgeon liaison aircraft in 1951, designated Liaison Type 6.
    The aircraft served with Wing 6 and Wing 7.

GRUMMAN WIDGEON - E 44 A
MANUFACTURER: THE GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT
ENGINEERING CORPORATION
TYPE: LIAISON, FOUR - FIVE SEAT
ENGINE: TWO RANGERS C-5,200 HP.
SPAN: 40 FT.
LENGTH: 31 FT. 1 IN.
HEIGHT: 11 FT. 5 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 4,525 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 160 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 130 MPH.
RANGE: 715 MILES
SERVICE CEILING: 15,000 FT.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1951 - 1956

 

   

 

Firefly

Attacker Type 4
Fairey Firefly I

(1951 - 1954)

 

Attacker Type 4
Fairey Firefly I

(1951-1954)
    On December 22, 1951, the Royal Thai Air Force received twelve Fairey Firefly attackers, comprising ten of F1model and two of T2 model, designated Attacker Type 4.
    The Fairey Firely attackers served with Wing 7.

MANUFACTURER: THE FAIRY AVIATION CO.,LTD.
TYPE: ANTI - SUBMARINE, TWO - SEAT
ENGINE: ONE 1,815 HP. ROLLS - ROYCE
GRIFFON 12
SPAN: 44 FT. 6 IN.
LENGTH: 30 FT. 10 3/16 IN.
HEIGTH: 15 FT. 5 1/2 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 12,724 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 275 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 192.5 MPH.
RANGE: 750 MILES
SERVICE CEILING: 16,000 FT.
ARMAMENT: FOUR .20 MM. HISPANO MACHINE GUNS
TWO 250 KG. BOMBS
TWO 100 KG. BOMBS
SERVING IN RTAF: 1951 - 1954

 

   

 

Liaison Type 5
Beechcraft Bonanza 35
(1951 - 1954)

 

Liaison Type 5
Beechcraft Bonanza 35

(1951-1954)
   
In 1951, the Royal Thai Air Force received two Beechcraft Bonanza 35 liaison aircraft, designated Liaison Type 5.
    The aircraft served with Wing 6 and Wing 7.

BONANZA
MANUFACTURER: BEECH AIRCRAFT [U.S.A.]
TYPE: FOUR SEAT CABIN MONOPLANE
ENGINE: ONE 185 HP CONTINENTAL - E 185 -1
SPAN: 35 FT. 9 IN.
LENGTH: 25 FT.2 IN.
HEIGHT: 7 FT. 1 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 2,550 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 190 MPH.
RANGE: 775 MILES
SERVICE CEILING: 18,000 FT.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1951 - 1954

 

   

 

Liaison Type 4
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
(1947 - 1959)

 

Liaison Type 4
Stinson L-5 Sentinel

(1947 - 1959)

    In January 1947, the Royal Thai Air Force bought ten Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison aircraft from the Royal Air Force in Rangoon, at a cost of 19,872 Baht each. The Stinson L-5 was named Liaison Type 4. The aircraft served with Wing 1, Wing 2 and Wing 6.

STILSON L - 5
MANUFACTURER: STILSON A/C CORPORATION (U.S.A.)
TYPE: LIAISON,TWO - SEAT
ENGINE: ONE 185 HP. LYCOMING (0-435-1)
SPAN: 33 FT.11 5/8 IN.
LENGTH: 24 FT. 1 IN.
HEIGHT: 7 FT. 1 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 2,100 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 161 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 100 MPH.
RANGE: 340 MILES
SERVICE CEILING: 14,000 FT.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1947 - 1959

 

   

 

Liaison Type 3
Piper L-4 Grasshopper
(1947 - 1959)

 

Liaison Type 3
Piper L-4 Grasshopper
(1947 - 1959)
   After World War II, the Royal Thai Air Force had to purchase a large number of war surplus aircraft from the Allies, comprising forty-two United States Piper L-4 Grasshopper liaison aircraft, at a cost of 19,840 Baht each, designated Liaison Type 3.

PIPER L - 4
MANUFACTURER: THE PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (U.S.A.)
TYPE: LIAISON,TWO - SEAT
ENGINE: ONE 65 HP. CONITNENTAL 0-170-3
SPAN: 35 FT. 3 IN.
LENGTH: 22 FT. 4.5 IN.
HEIGHT: 8 FT. 6 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT: 1,220 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 100 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 75 MPH.
RANGE: 200 MPH.
SERVICE CEILING: 16,000 FT.
SERVING IN RTAF: 1947 - 1959

 

   

 

Trainer Type 9
Chipmunk
(1949 - 1989)

 

Trainer Type 9
De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

(1949 - 1989)

    In 1949, the Royal Thai Air Force bought eighteen Canadian-built De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk trainers at a cost of US$ 12,960 each, designated Trainer Type 9. During 1951-1952, forty-eight Chipmunks were bought from the United Kingdom at a cost of 4,175 pounds each.
    The Chipmunks served with Flying Training School.

CHIPMUNK
MANUFACTURER DEHAVILLAND, CANADA
TYPE TWO - SEAT PRIMARY TRAINER
ENGINE ONE 145 HP. GYPSY MAJOR MARK
10-1,MARK 10-2,MARK 10-3
SPAN 34 FT. 4 IN.
LENGTH 25 FT. 5 IN.
HEIGTH 7 FT.
GROSS WEIGHT 1,930 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED 140 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED 124 MPH.
RANGE 485 MILES
SERVICE CEILING 19,400 FT.

SERVING IN RTAF 1949 - 1989

   

 

Utility Type 1
Helio U-10B Courier
(1963 - 1986)

 

Utility Type 1
Helio U-10B Courier

(1963 - 1986)
   The Royal Thai Air Force received twelve Helio U-10B Couriers from the United States, designated Utility Type 1.

U -10 - B
MANUFACTURER: HELIO AIRCRAFT (U.S.A)
TYPE: UTILITY 4 SEAT
ENGINE: LYCOMING, 285 HP.
SPAN: 39 FT.
LENGTH: 30 FT. 4 IN
HEIGHT: 8 FT. 10 IN
GROSS WEIGHT: 3,000 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 176 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED: 154 MPH.
RANGE: 842 MILES
SERVICE CEILING: 23,500 FT.
SERVING IN RTAF 1963 - 1986

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