North American Aviation T-6 Texan

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - T6 Texan
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - T6 Texan

Flights in this Texan are available from Armidale

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force & other Forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II into the 1950’s.

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - T6 Texan

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Crew: 2
  • First flight: 1st April 1935
  • Length: 29 FT
  • Height: 12FT
  • Wingspan: 42FT
  • Fuel capacity: 420L
  • Power plant: One 600-HP (447.42KW) Pratt&Whitney “WASP” R-1340-AN-1 radial air-cooled engine with Hamilton Standard two-blade constant speed airscrew
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - T6 Texan

PERFORMANCE

  • Max speed: 212 MPH (340 KPH)
  • Cruise speed: 180 MPH (290 KPH)
  • Service ceiling: 21,500 FT (6,553 M)
  • Rate of climb: 1,175 FT/MIN
  • Range: 870 Miles (1,400 KM)
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - T6 Texan

FACTS

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 forcesthe Harvard, the name by which it is best known outside the US. Starting in 1948, the new United States Air Force (USAF) designated it the T-6, with the USN following in 1962. It remains a popular warbird aircraft used for airshow demonstrations and static displays. It has also been used many times to simulate various Japanese aircraft, including the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, in movies depicting World War II in the Pacific. A total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were built.

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