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North American Texan / SNJ / Harvard. A photo. Characteristics.
North American Texan / SNJ / Harvard. A photo. Characteristics.

North American Texan / SNJ / Harvard. A photo. Characteristics.



A type: single-engine training aircraft

Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other

For decades, it is known simply as "the creator of the pilots' plane T-6 / SNJ /« rapBapfl »(Harvard) from the category of world uchebnotrenirovochnogo aircraft became the most popular historic military aircraft in the world.

Based on the aircraft NA-16 (see. Section interwar period, aircraft) and received at the beginning of the designation BC-1, the training aircraft soon received the designation AT-6 in the US Air Force. Improving aircraft "Texan" (Tehap - Texan) coincided with the rapid growth of the US armed forces, and orders rose to 94 6-AT aircraft, required in the year 1939, 3404 before the aircraft AT-6D total of less than five years. In total more than 17 Ltd. aircraft it was built to train fighter pilots of all specialties throughout the continental United States. Foreign customers also appreciated the advantages of this lasting training aircraft. The Royal Air Force expressed interest in June year 1938 when the British Purchasing Commission ordered a sun-200 1 aircraft, baptized "Harvard I».

These aircraft were quickly transferred to units in the UK and in Southern Rhodesia, and for the next seven years, more than 5000 aircraft "Harvard" in five different versions were received on lend-lease and transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force, New Zealand and the UK. While the career of the aircraft T-6 (such designation was given to the aircraft after the war), the US Air Force over at the end of 1950-ies, he remained the main base uchebnotrenirovochnym aircraft in many countries across the globe and 1970-ies. More 350-6 planes T are in a state of airworthiness. Most of them are based in North America.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,99 m
  • Wingspan: 12,8 m
  • Height: 3,58 m


Power point: Engine R-1340-AN-1 «Wasp" Company "Pratt & Whitney"

Power: 550 l. from. (410 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1886 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 2404 kg


Date of first flight:

  • April 1936 years (the plane NA-26)


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 330 km / h
  • Range: 1800 km


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • AT-16, AT-6 / A / B / C / D / F / G, SNJ-2 / -3 / -4 / -5 / - 5V / -6 / -7 / -7S, T-6D / G / H / J and "Harvard» Mk II / IIB / III, and 4


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