The de Havilland T.K.5 was an unflown 1930s British single-seat canard research aircraft, designed and built by students of the de Havilland Technical School.

Model of the T.K.5 on display at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum
Role Single-seat canard research aircraft
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer de Havilland Technical School
Status Scrapped
Produced 1938–1939
Number built 1

Design and development


The T.K.5 was built by students at Stag Lane Aerodrome between 1938 and 1939.[1] It was a low-wing monoplane with a 140 hp (104 kW) de Havilland Gipsy Major IC piston engine driving a pusher propeller.[1] The only T.K.5, registered G-AFTK, was tested by Geoffrey de Havilland in 1939 but it refused to leave the ground and was scrapped.[1]



Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 18 ft 3 in (5.56 m)
  • Wingspan: 19 ft 8 in (7.83 m)
  • Gross weight: 1,366 lb (620 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major IC , 140 hp (104 kW)

See also


Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era


  1. ^ a b c d Jackson 1974, page 323


  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10014-X.