Aeroplane Monthly 1978-06
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P.Birtles - T.K.2 /British pre-war ultralights/
The T.K.2 seen after its second major modification. It appeared for the 1938 season with reduced span, improved cabin glazing and re-engined with a 140 h.p. de Havilland Gipsy Major II. Geoffrey de Havilland Jnr is the pilot.
The T.K.2 at Hatfield in August 1935 with the Class B markings E.3, shortly after roll-out. Hubert Broad took the T.K.2 on its first flight on August 16.
The T.K.2 after minor alterations for the 1936 season, with curved top cowling and streamlined canopy.
The T.K.2 Single-seat Light Monoplane (137 h.p. D.H. "Gipsy-Major" Series II engine).
Geoffrey de Havilland taking off from Hatfield in the T.K.2 in the Isle of Man Air Race, June 4, 1938.
The T.K.2 at the Lympne International Air Races on August 31, 1947. This was the aircraft’s final appearance, when W. I. P. Fillingham broke the 100km closed circuit class record with a speed of 178-3 m.p.h.
Geoffrey de Havilland Jnr banks the T.K.2 steeply at the Lympne International Meeting in August 1937.
At a slightly earlier stage, with the lengthened spats, but retaining earlier canopy and engine cowling.
The T.K.2 still in its original form, but with the civil registration G-ADNO and spatted wheels for the 1935 air racing season. It came fourth in the King's Cup Air Race in September, but was unplaced in the London to Cardiff air race.
Geoffrey de Havilland displaying the racy lines of the T.K.2 shortly after the major modifications of 1938.
de Havilland Technical School T.K.2