|The T-5 at Oakland Airport in 1939|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Boeing School of Aeronautics|
The Boeing T-5 or Thorp T-5 was a student-built aircraft that was designed by John Thorp for the Boeing School of Aeronautics.
The T-5 was an all-metal, side-by-side configuration, low-wing, conventional landing gear-equipped aircraft. [ citation needed ]The prototype was test flown in 1939 by Eddie Allen.
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