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North American Aviation T-6 Texan, SNJ, Harvard


from wikipedia:
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan was a single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s. Designed by North American Aviation, the T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) and USAAF designated it as the AT-6, the United States Navy the SNJ, and British Commonwealth air forces, the Harvard, the name it is best known by outside of the US. After 1962, US forces designated it the T-6. It remains a popular warbird aircraft used for airshow demonstrations and static displays. It has also been used many times to simulate the Japanese Mitsubishi Zero in movies depicting World War II in the Pacific.

Combat use

20 AT-6 Texans were employed by the 1st and 2nd fighter squadrons of the Syrian Air Force in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, providing ground support for Syrian troops, and launching air strikes against Israeli airfields, ships, and columns, losing one aircraft to anti-aircraft fire. They also engaged in air-to-air combat on a number of occasions, with a tail gunner shooting down an Israeli Avia S-199 fighter.

To further review the suprisingly extensive combat history of this TRAINER a/c, start with a visit to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_T-6_Texan

General characteristics

Crew: two (student and instructor)
Length: 29 ft (8.84 m)
Wingspan: 42 ft (12.81 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.57 m)
Wing area: 253.7 ft² (23.6 m²)
Empty weight: 4,158 lb (1,886 kg)
Loaded weight: 5,617 lb (2,548 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 208 mph at 5,000 ft (335 km/h at 1,500 m)
Cruise speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)
Range: 730 miles (1,175 km)
Service ceiling: 24,200 ft (7,400 m)
Rate of climb: 1200ft/min (6.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 22.2 lb/ft² (108 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb (kW/kg)

Armament

Provision for up to 3× 0.30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun










Other branches of the US military trained with them as well as the USN:



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Jun 03, 2015, 02:55 PM
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IMHO, Paul Matt's scale drawing is best yet T-6 representation. I can find no major flaws and is my favorite of all his considerable efforts Thanks for showing it!
Scalecraft did one that's fairly decent.

IIRC, T-6G was reportedly THE favorite version to fly, because its wooden rear fuselage provided lightest Texan variant. Sadly, the wood deteriorated quickly and few survived the war years, unmodified. NAA built one T-6 version fitted with aRanger V-12, but was not produced. This a/c was raced in post WWII Cleveland.

Recent research shows AT-6C was variant with wooden fuselage. Post war remanufacture of AT-6C's resulted in T-6G's.
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Jun 03, 2015, 02:56 PM
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Drawing © H.-J.FISCHER 1989
( that was my first published color drawings )

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Aug 10, 2016, 12:20 PM
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https://archive.org/stream/repairman...ge/n0/mode/2up[

Will take a bit of time to load.
Aug 11, 2016, 12:30 PM
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Very nice....thanks!

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Oct 17, 2017, 06:06 PM
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Some more...
Oct 18, 2017, 02:11 AM
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Thanks!

Is that the old "Scale line" T-6 drawing? I couldn't quite read the title block, but it sure looks like what I remember.
Oct 18, 2017, 12:14 PM
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it's the "Superscale" drawing by David H. Brazelton.
Oct 18, 2017, 03:45 PM
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Thank you George!! I called it "Scalecraft", earlier (# 3 ) , but this drawing is the one I meant.

I was going to comment about there being another sheet to this set, and low and behold, it printed out when I followed Bumbr's link!! Good show!!

IMO, this is an exceptional T-6 drawing effort. The only problem I can find is the slight "curve-itus" shown in top view, at rt/lt fuselage sides, aft of F. Sta. 137.00, which should be straight from that station to rudder post.
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Oct 18, 2017, 09:12 PM
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Too small to read, but here is proof of second sheet. I tied to highlight in yellow the lines I think need to be " straight". Hope you can see it. (barely visible, sorry).

BTW- after Superscale's stellar P-38, this is the best of that line, far outshining their P-51B, Me 109, Zero, and FW 190 efforts.
Oct 21, 2017, 05:09 PM
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Those 4 were a bit lack-luster compared to the P-38 and T-6 drawings which were superb. They also had a drawing of the Chance Vought XF8U-3 that I would like to have seen. If I remember correctly the owner of Superscale worked for Vought. It might have been a really good drawing.


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BTW- after Superscale's stellar P-38, this is the best of that line, far outshining their P-51B, Me 109, Zero, and FW 190 efforts.
Oct 21, 2017, 05:34 PM
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too small to read, but here is proof of second sheet. I tied to highlight in yellow the lines i think need to be " straight". Hope you can see it. (barely visible, sorry).

Btw- after superscale's stellar p-38, this is the best of that line, far outshining their p-51b, me 109, zero, and fw 190 efforts.
lol no quality
Oct 21, 2017, 05:36 PM
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Do you feel sorry for the 600 dpi scans to do?
Oct 21, 2017, 05:37 PM
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Sorry if touched you, but it can not go on like this.


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