Ron's Log

Ron's Log

Posted on 08/27/2009


Photo taken on July  2, 2009


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North American AT-6 Texan (3289)

North American AT-6 Texan (3289)
Thousands of pilots in the Army, Air Forces and Navy, plus the British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Air Forces trained in the AT-6. 15,109 of them were built, more than any other trainer. It was called the "Harvard" in British service and the "Wirraway" in Australia. In the Korean War, T-6s were used as forward air control aircraft, armed with smoke rockets to designate targets and carrying an observer to assist the pilot. The T-6 lasted long beyond WWII and was eventually used by many nations. It was phased out of USAF service in 1958. Many survive and are often seen at air shows.

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