The first aircraft to bear the name “Swallow” was a three-seat biplane that led the way towards practical commercial aviation.

The design was a success with many companies created near copies of the practical Swallow. The Swallow TP was designed to be a simple and rugged two-seated aircraft with no unnecesary features or niceties.

The TP was designed for efficient and economical pilot training and was also well suited to the role of a low cost sport plane. Because the Swallow was designed for training, the construction was much more rugged and beefed-up than was typical for the day. The cockpit was simplified, and only basic instruments were installed.

DISPLAY STATUS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN CURRENT LOCATION
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PURPOSE & TYPE MATERIALS ERA & DATE RANGE
 Trainer  Steel Golden Age
1918 – 1939
PRODUCTION &
ACQUISITION
SPECIFICATIONS SERVICE HISTORY
MFG: Swallow Airplane Company
First Produced: 1928
Number Built: 200
Armament: None

Acquired by Yanks in 2000.

Wingspan: 30’11” upper, 30’3” lower
Wing Area: 296 sq ft
Length: 23’7”
Height: 8’10”
Empty Weight: 1,283 lbs
Gross Weight: 1,825 lbs
Powerplant: Wright OX-5
Thrust:
Cruise Speed: 75 mph
Maximum Speed: 90 mph
Range: 300 miles
Delivered: 1928