Royal Thai Air Force
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bomber/reconnaissance aircraft used by the French Air Force from 1917. Was highly
successful as a day bomber in 1918. Powered by a 300 hp tractor engine, which was a
marked design change over the pusher engine Breguet 5 bomber. In RTAF service from
1919 to 1937.
designed aircraft, in service with the RTAF from 1927 to 1930.
of the first fighters with a fuselage of light alloy. The P-12 was a predecessor of
the Boeing P-26A 'Peashooter'.
US fighter. Laid foundations for Curtiss fighters like the P-36 & P-40.
RTAF service 1939 to 1949
Japanese Army Air Force trainer, derived from the two-seat Ki-36 close support aircraft.
Also used by the RTAF and other air forces in South East Asia. Hole on top of
the cowling is where a machine gun would have fitted on the Ki-36. Rare survivor, as
the sign on the cowling indicates this to be one of only two left in the world.
AT-6 Texan or Harvard has served with a number of air forces, including the RTAF as a
two-seat basic trainer. Over 21,000 were built, supporting some of the largest ever
pilot training programs in Canada and the USA during World War 2.
|Fighter/fleet reconnaissance aircraft used aboard carriers from
World War 2 upto the Korean War. In RTAF service from 1951 - 1955.
||US Navy dive-bomber, used from 1943 onwards in the Pacific, causing
the Imperial Japanese Navy much loss. RTAF service 1951-1955.
||Powerful naval fighter of 2100 hp & one of the last piston -
engined fighters. Holder of several speed records. RTAF service
|Widely-used transport aircraft by numerous air forces around the
world, including the RTAF. First flight in 1935 as an airliner.
||Used by the RTAF as a transport aircraft, carrying up to 8
from the T-37 trainer, the Dragonfly was used in the Vietnam War to carry large amounts of
ordnance on 8 hardpoints, plus had wingtip tanks.
lightweight US fighter. Built from the T-38 Talon trainer, as used by NASA.
Later derivative became the F-20 Tigershark.
All aircraft photographed at the RTAF
Museum, Don Muang.