Thorp T-5

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Boeing School T-5 NX15542 (8125941747).jpg
The T-5 at Oakland Airport in 1939
Role Trainer
National originUnited States
Manufacturer Boeing School of Aeronautics
Designer John Thorp
First flight1939
Number built1

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. [1]


Design and development

The T-5 was an all-metal, side-by-side configuration, low-wing, conventional landing gear-equipped aircraft. [2] The prototype was test flown in 1939 by Eddie Allen.[ citation needed ]


The T-6 variant, with tricycle gear BoeingSchoolT6 (4533980194).jpg
The T-6 variant, with tricycle gear
Taildragger prototype
Tricycle gear conversion of the T-5 with a Lycoming engine. [3]

Specifications (T-5)

Data from Popular Aviation

General characteristics


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  1. Ronald T. Reuther, William T. Larkins. Oakland Aviation. p. 63.
  2. "New Boeing Trainer Nears Completion". Popular Aviation. October 1937. p. 40.
  3. William T. Larkins, Ronald T. Reuther. San Francisco Bay Area Aviation. p. 60.

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