North American T-6 Harvard/Texan - Hamiliton Standard 6101A-12

Hamilton Standard Propeller from a North American T-6 Harvard

The North American T-6 Texan was a Single Engined Advanced Trainer, called the SNJ by the US Navy but more commonly known as the "Harvard" as named by the British RAF, was designed as a transition trainer between Basic Trainers and Front Line Fighter Aircraft
In all, the T-6 trained several hundred thousand pilots in 34 different countries over a 25 year period and a total of 15,495 of the planes were made. Though most famous as a trainer, the T-6 Texan did see some action in WW2, the Arab-Israeli War and the Korean War

   Currently in its Original Condition with the options of having it Polished and Mounted.

     Propeller DWG NO. 6101A-12

 

Specifications: T-6 Harvard



General characteristics

Performance

Armament

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

After World War II, the National Air Races established a unique racing class for the AT-6/Texan/Harvard aircraft; this class continues today at the Reno National Air Races each year.

Mitsubishi Zero replica modified from a T-6 for the movie Tora! Tora! Tora!
Nakajima B5N replica modified from a T-6 for the movie Tora! Tora! Tora!

Since the Second World War, the T-6 has been a regular participant at air shows, and was used in many movies and television programs. For example, converted single-seat T-6s painted in Japanese markings represent Mitsubishi Zeros made appearances in A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976-1978), and The Final Countdown (1980). In A Bridge too Far (1977) it represented the razorback Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Some were modified for the Dutch film Soldaat van Oranje (1977) to represent the Dutch pre-World War II fighter Fokker D.XXI. The T-6 also appeared in the Pat Benatar video for Shadows of the Night. The New Zealand Warbirds "Roaring 40s" aerobatic team use ex-Royal New Zealand Air Force Harvards. The Flying Lions Aerobatic Team uses Harvards acquired from the South African Air Force.[12]

On 23 October 2018 an AT6 painted in Second World War German air force markings used for mock dogfights for air shows and similar uses crashed on a southern California freeway while on a training flight, and was destroyed by fire. The pilot survived and there were no other casualties.[13]

 




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