3/5 Texan - Navy Post War
The AT-6 advanced
trainer was one of the most widely used aircraft in history. It
evolved from the BC-1 basic combat trainer ordered in 1937.
Between 1938 and 1945, a total of 15,495 Texans were built.
The USAAF procured 10,057 AT-6s. The others went to the
Navy as SNJs and to more than 30 Allied nations. Most Army
Air Force fighter pilots trained in AT-6s prior to graduation
from flying school. Many of the "Spitfire" and
"Hurricane" pilots in the Battle of Britain trained in
Canada in "Harvards," the British version of the AT-6.
To comply with neutrality laws, U.S. built Harvards were flown
north to the border and were pushed across.
In 1948, Texans still in USAF service
were redesignated as T-6s when the AT, BT and PT aircraft
designations were abandoned. To meet an urgent need for close
air support of ground forces in the Korean Conflict, T-6s flew
"mosquito missions" spotting enemy troops and guns and
marking them with smoke rockets for attack by fighter-bombers.
Standard Series. 1/32nd scale. 15.75" wingspan
x 10.75" long.
No. AFPGD-ST. Only $109.95
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