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North American SNJ AT-6 Harvard

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The North American Aviation T-6 Texan/ AT-6 Harvard was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1950s.

Designed by North American Aviation, the T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The USAAC designated it as the AT-6 Texan, the US Navy the SNJ, and British Commonwealth air forces called it the AT-6 Harvard, which is still the name it is best known by outside of the United States. It remains a popular warbird aircraft.

SNJ AT-6 Harvard Specifications

  • Built:
    Original construction in 1937, Dallas, TX
  • Engine:
    Pratt-Whitney R-1340
    9 cylinder air cooled radial
    550 HP
  • Crew: 2
  • Armament:
    1x synchronized .30 caliber forward-facing machine gun
    1x .30 caliber flexible (swivel) rear-facing machine gun
  • Length: 29’6″
  • Height: 12’4″
  • Wingspan: 42′
  • Range: 750 miles
  • Service Ceiling: 21,500 ft
  • Max Speed: 212 mph
  • Max Cruise: 170 mph
North American SNJ AT-6 Harvard diagrams