Thulin D ”Parasol” (reconnaissance aircraft and trainer, 1915-1918)

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Swedish Military aircraft Thulin D / Morane-Saulnier Parasol
The two-seated Thulin D was a licence-built and somewhat improved Morane-Saulnier type L "Parasol". Two aircraft was presented to the Army Aviation Company  in 1915 and 1916. It was used for reconnaissance purposes.

Engine was a 90 hp rotating 9-cylinder Thulin A.

Another Thulin D was donated to Finland by the Swedish Count Eric von Rosen. This was the first military aircraft of Finland. The aeroplane was painted with the family crest of von Rosen, a blue swastika. This became the symbol the Finnish Air Force until the end of WWII.

Note that the aircraft at the photo below cariers civil marking. 

Length:  6,54 m. Span: 11,0  m.  Maximum take-off weight: 585  kg. Max. speed: 100 km/h.




For the Model Builder

Omega Models in the Czech Republic has a resin model kit of Thulin D in scale 1:72 in its catalouge. The kit includes decals for civil Swedish marking, for Swedish military marking (crown marks) and also the markings for the Thulin Company. The kit number is 72283.
Resin model kit of Thulin D by Omega Models, Czech Republic. Scale 1/72  


Swedish Military aircraft Thulin D / Morane  L  "Parasol"
Stamp, Laos 1996 depicting a Morane-Saulnier Paralsol.

This stamp from Laos, issued in 1996, depicts a Morane-Saulnier "Parasol". This aircraft was license-built as Thulin D.

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Updated 2013-04-17

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