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The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF),

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The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian 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,

Design and development

The Texan’s ancestry goes back to the North American NA-16 prototype which was first flown on April 1, 1935. In 1935, NAA submitted this design for the U.S. Army Air Corps Basic Trainer Competition. Yet, NAA was also targeting the export market as well.[1]

The modified NA-26 was submitted as an entry for a USAAC “Basic Combat Trainer ” aircraft competition in March 1937. Based on the NA-18, but with a foot longer wingspan, it was the first of the NA-16 series with retractable gear. It was similar to the BT-9, but with a larger engine, the 550 hp (410 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp, and could accommodate two .30 in (7.62 mm).

RoleTrainer aircraft
National originUnited States
ManufacturerNorth American Aviation
First flight1 April 1935
Retired1995 (South African Air Force)
Primary usersUnited States Army Air Forces
United States Navy
Royal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Number built15,495
Developed fromNorth American NA-16
VariantsNorth American A-27
Bacon Super T-6
Developed intoNorth American P-64
CAC Wirraway

General characteristics

  • Crew: two (student and instructor)
  • Length: 29 ft (8.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 42 ft (13 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)
  • Wing area: 253.7 sq ft (23.57 m2)
  • Empty weight: 4,158 lb (1,886 kg)
  • Gross weight: 5,617 lb (2,548 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW)

Performance

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 208 mph (335 km/h, 181 kn) at 5000 ft (1,500 m)
  • Cruise speed: 145 mph (233 km/h, 126 kn)
  • Range: 730 mi (1,170 km, 630 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 24,200 ft (7,400 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,200 ft/min (6.1 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 22.2 lb/sq ft (108 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb (kW/kg)

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