AB Enoch Thulins Aeroplanfabrik

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Thulin stand at Christiania aero show in 1918.

Dr. Enoch Thulin, Ph.D., an industrialist and pilot, with the sponsorship of Gustaf Dahlen, another industrialist, acquired control of and reorganized Aeroplanvarvet i Skane (AVIS), which Thulin had co-founded in 1913 as Sweden's first aircraft factory, renaming it AB Enoch Thulins Aeroplanfabrik. Dahlen was winner of the Nobel prize in physics in 1912 and had been a member of the board of the Swedish Aeronautical Society since 1902.

AB Enoch Thulins Aeroplanfabrik built about 100 aircraft, including seaplanes, and 1,000 aero engines during WWI, and apparently continued building for a while after the Armistice. Aircraft included Blériot, Morane-Saulnier, and Albatross types under license as well as 14 all-military, or primarily-military types designed by Thulin; the latter were designated Thulin A through N. The first aircraft built were 23 Blériots, 21 for Thulin's own flight school and two for evaluation by the Swedish military. The Tullin K, introduced in 1917, was a 1-seat fighter; 16 were delivered to the Dutch Army in 1920. The company built Le Rhône engines under license and six types designed by Thulin. Flight called the Thulin engine the "Swedish version of the Le Rhone engine".[1]

The Thulin K aircraft was powered by a 105hp Thulin A rotary engine. Thulin's aircraft sales were to Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands, all countries that remained neutral during WWI. In 1919, Thulin was killed in an airplane crash.

Sources

  1. Flight, August 28, 1919, p. 1155.
Names AB Enoch Thulins (Thulin's) Aeroplanfabrik (Thulin, AETA), Enoch Thulins Aeroplane Works
Country Sweden
City Landskrona
Affiliations
Keywords seaplanes, military
Started aero 1914
Ended aero
Key people Enoch Thulin, Gustaf Dahlen
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