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A two-seat, twin-engine personnel transport and air ambulance. Manufactured by Turkish company Turk Hava Kurumu Ucak Fabrikasi in the capital city of Ankara, it was developed by three Poles: Stanislaw Rogalski, Jerzy Teisseyre and Leszek Duleba. A low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction, with retractable main undercarriage. The air ambulance version carried two wounded on stretchers, while the transport version (THK-5A, later improved and redesignated THK-10) could carry six passengers. Altogether 13 examples were built, one being sold to Denmark. Following the THK's takeover by MKEK company a further development of the plane was planned, but this never materialised.

Specifications (THK-5A)

wingspan: 14.63 m (48 ft 0 in)
length: 9.98 m (32 ft 9 in)
max. takeoff weight: 1,920 kg (4,255 lb)max. speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
ceiling: 4,000 m (13,100 ft)
range: 646 km (404 miles)
powerplant: two four-cylinder, inline, de Havilland Gipsy Major rated at 123 kW (165 hp) each