T-6 Texan

The T-6 (AT-6) first appeared in the 1930s and became the primary trainer for the United States Army Corps. Airmen in World War II who went on to fly fighter aircraft first learned combat skills flying the T-6. First flight: April 1, 1935. Number built: 15,495.

General characteristics
Crew: two (student and instructor)
Length: 29 ft (8.84 m)
Wingspan: 42 ft (12.81 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.57 m)
Wing area: 253.7 ft² (23.6 m²)
Empty weight: 4,158 lb (1,886 kg)
Loaded weight: 5,617 lb (2,548 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW)

Maximum speed: 208 mph at 5,000 ft (335 km/h at 1,500 m)
Cruise speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)
Range: 730 miles (1,175 km)
Service ceiling: 24,200 ft (7,400 m)
Rate of climb: 1200ft/min (6.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 22.2 lb/ft² (108 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb (kW/kg)

Provision for up to 3× 0.30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun


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