The Aircraft

North American AT-6 "Texan"

"The Pilot Maker"

Nicknamed “The Pilot Maker”, the North American AT-6 Texan first appeared in 1938. Originally designed as a basic trainer for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), the Texan was the primary training platform for all U.S. airmen in World War II that went on to fly fighter aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, P-40 Warhawk, and others.


Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340 AN-1
Wing Span: 42 ft.
Length: 29 ft. 6 in.
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 5,617 lbs.
Maximum Level Speed: 212 mph
Normal Range: 870 miles

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