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Building 2
 

Building 2

Building 2

Displays: Aircraft rarely found anywhere else
and temporary exhibitions.

Breguet

Aircraft on display in Building 2

 
Temporary Exibition
ONE OF THE TWO (Tachikawa)
LAST ONE IN THE WORLD (Corsair)

 

   

 

Observation and Attacker Type 1
Vought V-93S Corsair
(1934 -1950)

Last one in the world

 

 

Observation and Attacker Type 1
Vought V-93S Corsair
(1934-1950)
   
On March 30, 1933, twelve observation/attacker Vought V-93S Corsairs were purchased at a cost of US$ 240,156 and an additional US$ 9,900 covered licensing costs. The aircraft were shipped to Thailand in 1934 and designated Attacker Type 1.
    Later, in 1936, twenty-five Corsairs were constructed by the Aeronautical Department, and the same number was also built in the following year. In 1940, another fifty Corsairs were constructed as well.
   
The Corsairs served with Wing 1, Wing 2 and Flying Training School.

CORSAIR-V 93S
NANUFACTURER CHANCE VOUGHT CORPORATION (U.S.A.)
TYPE TWO-SEAT FIGHTER-BOMBER
BIPLANE
ENCINE ONE 745 HP.PRATT & WHITNEY
"HORNET" S-5-E
SPAN 36 FT.
LENGTH 27 FT. 3 IN.
HEIGHT 10 FT. 5.5 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT 4,617 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED 191 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED 150 MPH.
RANGE 736 MIL ES.
SERVICE CEILING 23,700 FT.
ARMAMENT FIVE 8 MM. VICKERS MACHINE GUNS
SERVING IN RTAF 1934-1950

THE CORSAIR ON DISPLAY IN RTAF MUSEUM IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND REMAINING IN THE WORLD.

 

 

Fighter Type 10
Curtiss Hawk III
(1935 - 1949)

Also Last one in the world

 

 

Fighter Type 10
Curtiss Hawk III
(1935 - 1949)

On April 12, 1935, the Aeronautical Department became the Air Force Division, reporting directly to the Minister of Defence.

In early 1935, an order was placed with the United States for twenty-four Curtiss Hawk IIIs at a cost of 63,900 Baht each, and a manufacturing license was also bought.

The first twelve Hawk IIIs were shipped to Thailand in August and the remaining dozen arrived in late 1935, which were named Fighter Type 10. Fifty Hawk IIIs were locally built during 1937 and 1939.

HAWK 3
MANUFACTURER THE CURTISS AIRPLANE AND MOTER
COMPANY INC. (U.S.A.)
TYPE SINGLE-SEAT PERSUIT BIPLANE
ENGINE ONE 745 HP. WRIGHT-CYCLONE,R-1820-F-53
SPAN 31 FT. 5 IN.
LENGTH 23 FT. 5 IN.
HEIGHT 9 FT.9.5 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT 4,598 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED 248 MPH.
CRUISING SPEED 211 MPH.
RANCE 577 MILES
SERVICE CEILING 29,700 FT.
ARMAMENT TWO 8 MM. MACHINE GUNS AND ONE
474 LB. BOMBER.
SERVING IN RTAF 1935-1949

THE HAWK III ON DISPLAY IN RTAF MUSEUM IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND REMAINING IN THE WORLD.

 

 

 

Trainer Type 6
Tachikawa Ki-36 Ida
(1942 - 1950)

One of the Two aircraft
in the world

 

 

Trainer Type 6
Tachikawa Ki-36 Ida

(1942 - 1950)

In 1942, the Royal Thai Air force purchased twenty-four Tachikawa Ki-36 Ida trainers and designatewd them as Aircraft Type 89, now called Trainer Type 6 or nicknamed "Tachikawa"

TACHIKAWA
MANUFACTURER TACHIKAWA (JAPAN)
TYPE ADVANCE TRAINER TWO-SEAT
ENGINE ONE ENGINE KAWASAKI 450 HP.
SPAN 40 FT.
LENGTH 27 FT. 4.5 IN.
HEIGHT 9 FT. 4 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT 4,252 LB.
MAXIMUM SPEED 171.5 MPH.
CRUISING 137.5 MPH.
RANGE 618 MILES
SERVING IN RTAF 1942-1950

 

 

 

Bomber Type 1
(Breguet 14)
(1919 - 1937)

 

 

Bomber Type1 (Breguet 14)
(1919 - 1937)

Eight Breguet 24s, priced at 26,700 baht each, multi-purpose aircraft, for reconnaissance, bombing, transportation, and air medevac. These aircraft had primarily been used since 1922 in airmail service in the northeastern Thailand, now called Bomber Type 1.

BREGUET
MANUFACTURER BREGUET 14 B (FRANCE)
TYPE BOMBER TWO-SEAT BIPLANE
ENGINE ONE ENGINE 300 HP. RENAULT
UPPERWING 47 FT. 3 IN.
LOWER WING 45 FT. 2 IN.
LENGTH 29 FT. 7 IN.
HEIGHT 10 FT. 8.5 IN.
GROSS WEIGHT 4,300 LB.
SERVICE CEILING 18,900 FT.
MAXIMUN SPEED 115 MPH.
ARMAMENI ONE VICKER MACHINE GUN
660 LB. BOMBERS
SERVING IN RTAF 1919-1937

 

   

 

Fighter Type 11
(Curtiss Hawk 75N)
(1937 - 1949)

 

Fighter Type 11 (Curtiss Hawk 75N)
(1937 - 1949)

Shortly thereafter, twelve Curtiss Hawk 75N fighters were also ordered from the United States and transferred to Thailand in 1937, now called Fighter Type 11.

 

 

 

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