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NORTH AMERICAN T-6 Harvard

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T6
Aircraft
Name T-6 Harvard
Manufacturer NORTH AMERICAN
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Position Nose mounted
Landing gear Main gear retractable - tailwheel fixed
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

CCF T-6 Harvard
CCF Harvard
NOORDUYN AT-16 Harvard
NOORDUYN Harvard
NORTH AMERICAN AT-6 Texan
NORTH AMERICAN BC-1
NORTH AMERICAN Harvard
NORTH AMERICAN SNJ Texan
NORTH AMERICAN T-6 Texan
NORTH AMERICAN Texan


NORTH AMERICAN T-6 Harvard

NORTH AMERICAN T-6 Harvard NORTH AMERICAN T-6 Harvard 3D

Description

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 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", the US Navy the "SNJ", and British Commonwealth air forces, the "Harvard", the name it is best known by outside of the United States.

Technical Data

Wing span 12.81 m42.028 ft
Length 8.84 m29.003 ft
Height 3.57 m11.713 ft
Powerplant 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW).
Engine model Pratt & Whitney R-1340

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 176 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 800 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 24002,400 kg
2.4 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL225 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 590590 nm
1,092,680 m
1,092.68 km
3,584,908.139 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving T6

  • F50 / T6, vicinity Maastricht Netherlands, 2007 (On 2 August 2007, a Fokker F50 on an ILS approach to Maastricht in IMC came into close proximity inside the CTZ with an unseen light aircraft which had failed to comply with its Special VFR transit clearance. The Investigation found that the transiting aircraft had come within 0.14nm / 260 metres of the opposite direction F50 at a similar altitude without either aircraft having sight of the other, and that the Harvard had been wrongly assumed by ATC to be a helicopter after an initial lack of call sign prefix clarity on first contact had not been positively resolved.)