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Tachikawa LO "Thelma"
|Dimensions||49'2" by 65'6" by 11'5"
15.0m by 20.0m by 3.5m
|Wing area||552 square feet
51.3 square meters
|Maximum speed||260 mph at 11,710 feet
419 km/h at 3570 meters
|Cruise speed||224 mph
|Climb rate||33.6 feet per second
10.2 meters per second
|Service ceiling||29,950 feet
|Power plant||2 900 hp (671 kW) Type 99 Mitsubishi
radial engines driving three bladed propellers
|Armament||1 0.30 flexible dorsal machine gun
|Range||1190 nautical miles
|Production||A total of 119 airframes:
Tachikawa Hikoki K.K.: 64 aircraft (1940-42)
Kawasaki Kokuki Kogyo K.K.: 55 aircraft (1940-41)
Thelma was a Japanese derivative of the Lockheed Model 14-38 passenger transport, built under license (until war broke out) but modified to use Mitsubishi engines. This was the same airframe that formed the basis for the A-28 Hudson.
The basic airframe was modified for experimental
development of cabin pressurization in 1943 as the SS-1.
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