Huff-Daland TA-2

Summary

The Huff-Daland TA-2 was an American biplane trainer designed by the Huff-Daland Aero Corporation in the early 1920s for the United States Army Air Service.

Huff-Daland TA-2
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Role Trainer
Manufacturer Huff-Daland
Primary user United States Army Air Service
Number built 3
Variants Huff-Daland TA-6

Design and developmentEdit

The TA-2 was a development of the Huff-Daland HD.4 Bridget with a 140 hp (100 kW) ABC Wasp radial engine. Three prototypes (one for static tests and two fliers) were ordered for evaluation at McCook Field. The two flying examples were later rebuilt with a re-designed fuselage, balanced rudder, smaller wings and a 90 hp (67 kW) Curtiss OX-5 engine. One aircraft was later re-engined with a Lawrance J-1 radial engine.

The TA-2 was re-designed with a 200 hp (150 kW) Lawrance J-1 engine and re-designated the Huff-Daland AT-6, one prototype only was built.

OperatorsEdit

  United States

Specifications (TA-2)Edit

Data from American airplanes: Huff-Daland[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 10 in (9.40 m)
  • Gross weight: 1,765 lb (801 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × ABC Wasp 7-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 170 hp (130 kW)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eckland, K.O. (15 August 2008). "American airplanes: Huff-Daland". Aerofiles.com. Retrieved 8 February 2011.