AB Thulinverken

AB Thulinverken was a company in Landskrona, Sweden, founded in 1914 as Enoch Thulins Aeroplanfabrik by the airman and aircraft technician Enoch Thulin. The company became Sweden's first aircraft manufacturer. In 1920, Thulin also started manufacturing automobiles, which continued until 1928. During World War I, the company came into financial difficulties and was reconstructed in 1922 as AB Thulinverken. The manufacturing of brake systems became a main focus of the company. In 1958, Thulinverken merged with Svenska AB Bromsregulator (founded in 1913). The remains of Thulinverken are now a part of SAB Wabco AB, which is owned by the French Faiveley Transport company since 2004.

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AircraftEdit

Aircraft made by AB Thulinverken
Model Description Engine Notes
Thulin A Monoplane - licence-built Bleriot XI Gnome Omega 50 hp (37 kW)[nb 1]
Thulin B Monoplane - licence-built Morane-Saulnier G Thulin A 80 hp (60 kW)
Thulin C Biplane - licence-built Albatros B.II Benz Bz.II (or Benz Bz.III)
Thulin D Monoplane - licence-built Morane-Saulnier L Thulin A (Le Rhône 9C) 80 hp (60 kW)
Thulin E Biplane - own design Thulin A 80 hp (60 kW)
Thulin FA Biplane - own design Benz Bz.III or Mercedes Development of Thulin C
Thulin G Biplane floatplane - licence-built Albatros B.II Benz Bz.III 160 hp (120 kW) Development of Thulin C/Albatros B.II for Navy
Thulin GA Biplane Curtiss V-2 200 hp (150 kW) or Benz Development of Thulin G with alternative powerplants
Thulin H Biplane trimotor bomber - own design 3 x Thulin A 240 hp (180 kW) One tractor engine and 2 pusher engines in nacelles
Thulin K Monoplane - own design Thulin G (Le Rhône 11F) 100 hp (75 kW) Development of Thulin B with ailerons
Thulin L Biplane - own design Thulin A 80 hp (60 kW) Development of Thulin E with double bearing engine mount
Thulin LA Biplane - own design Thulin G 100 hp (75 kW) Variant of L with horseshoe cowling
Thulin M Unknown Unknown Possibly project only
Thulin N Biplane - own design Thulin G 100 hp (75 kW) Fighter
Thulin NA Biplane - own design Thulin G 100 hp (75 kW) Floatplane fighter based on N

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Notes

  1. ^ The Thulin A's Gnome Omega was sometimes described as a Thulin engine. Although Thulin built Le Rhônes under licence, it is unlikely that Thulin built Gnomes since he didn't use the Omega on any other aircraft and it was outdated when he started making engines.
  2. ^ The Le Rhône 9C and 11F engines were manufactured under a licence acquired by Enoch Thulin from Gnome et Rhône in 1915. They were both derived by Le Rhône from Verdet's original 7-cylinder 50 hp model 7A, with the same piston dimensions. Thulin licence-built engines apparently have a greater power output than the original manufacturer claimed, e.g. the 80 hp Le Rhône 9C mysteriously becomes the "90 hp Thulin A".

Sources

  1. ^ Bellander, Björn. "The Thulin room/The museum of Landskrona".

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