North American T-6 Texan (AT-6 / SNJ / Harvard)
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan was a single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the U. S. Army Air Forces and known as the SNJ in U. S. Navy and U. S. Marine Corps service. In Commonwealth service, known as the Harvard and used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during World War II into the 1970s.
The AT-6A which was based on the NA-77 design and was powered by the Pratt & Whitney R-1340-49 Wasp radial engine. North American built 1,549 for the U. S. Army Air Force and 270 for the U. S . Navy as the SNJ-3. The AT-6B used the R-1340-AN-1 engine and was armed with a 30 caliber machine gun on the forward fuselage and used for gunnery training.
Noorduyn Aviation in Canada built an R-1340-AN-1-powered version of the AT-6A, which was supplied to the U. S. Army Air Force as the AT-16 with 1,500 built and for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as the Harvard IIB with 2,485 built with some serving with the Royal Navy (RN) Fleet Air Arm and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
A total of 15,495 were built
T-6G Technical Details
Crew Two (pilot, observer)
Engine 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp
Height 11' 8"
Maximum Speed 208 mph at 5,000
Range 730 miles
Armament none / 1, 2 or 3 x 30 caliber machine guns