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North American T-6A 'Texan'

Description
  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:T-6
  Designation:T-6
  Version:A
  Nickname:Texan
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Trainer
  See Also:AT-6

Specifications
  Length: 27' 9" 8.4 m
  Height:14' 4.2 m
  Wingspan: 43' 13.1 m
  Wingarea: 254.0 sq ft 23.5 sq m
  Empty Weight: 3,900 lb 1,768 kg
  Gross Weight: 5,155 lb 2,337 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-49
  Horsepower (each): 600

Performance
  Range: 665 miles 1,070 km
  Max Speed: 227 mph 365 km/h 197 kt
  Ceiling: 24,100 ft 7,345 m


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Navy Grabass
 Pucker, CO
For Lucas from Argentina:

I wouldn't even wipe my ass from Toliet Paper made in Argentina. I wasn't even aware that power, paved roads, and the wheel had even been introduced South of Texas.
08/03/2006 @ 13:07 [ref: 13797]
 ron w guthrie
 cambridge, OH
Do you have your 2006 schedule available yet. I have a demo paid for and was unable to do in o5 as wife was ill. tks,ron
11/28/2005 @ 09:50 [ref: 11819]
 J R
 , KS
Anothe comment - The North American T-6 Texan has not been manufactured in many years. There is absolutely nothing in common between the T-6 and the T-6A Texan II.

Raytheon Aircraft has delivered over 300 to 3 different countries (US, Canada and Greece).
05/13/2005 @ 14:30 [ref: 10212]
 J R
 , KS
Get the facts - There are NO common parts between the Pilatus PC-9 and the T-6A. Here is what was done to develop an aircraft fitting the JPATS requirements. The PC-9 could not qualify for the competition


T-6A Prototypes (after evaluating the PC-9)
New Aft Fuselage for Improved Flying Qualities
New Canopy Shape for Pressurization
New Cowling to Reduce Maintenance Time
Integration of External Shapes for Enhanced Handling Characteristics
Single Point Refueling/Defueling for Minimum Turn Around Time
Zero Altitude/Zero Airspeed Ejection Seat for Maximum Student Safety
Laser Initiated Canopy Fracture System Significantly Extends Overhaul Interval
Improved Seat Installation Hardware to Expedite Replacement
Birdstrike Canopy for Pilot Protection
Digital Engine Control for Jet Like Performance
Increased Horsepower for Excellent Aerobatics

Continuous Inertial Separator for Foreign Object Damage Protection
Cockpit Redesigned to Accommodate Widest Range of Pilot Body Sizes
Pressurization and Larger Air Conditioner for Crew Comfort
Environmentally Friendly HFC Air Conditioner System
Large Aft Fuselage Avionics Bays to Reduce Maintenance Man-hours
One Deep Line Replaceable Units in Avionics Bay to Expedite Maintenance
Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays for Superb Sunlight Readability
Digital Avionics for Maximum Training Benefit and Lower Life Cycle Cost
Eliminated Safety Wire and Installed Captive Nutplates to Reduce Foreign Object Damage Hazard

T-6A (JPATS)
Onboard Oxygen Generating System to Improve Aircraft Availability
Maintenance Free Hydraulic Accumulator
Redesigned Hydraulics System and Wheel and Brakes to Reduce Maintenance Man-hours
Advanced Surface Sealing for Optimal Corrosion Protection
18,720 Hour Fatigue Life Design per JPATS Mission Profiles
13 Feet Per Second Landing Sink Rate to Withstand Rigors of Primary Pilot Training
Removable Vertical Stabilizer to Reduce Maintenance Workload
On-Condition Hot Section Inspections
4,500 Hour Time Between Engine Overhaul Is Highest In Its Class

Wing Enhancements
Integral Aerobatics Fuel Tank for Reduced Maintenance
Exposed Wing Spar to Facilitate Inspectability
Removable Birdstrike Leading Edge to Reduce Repair Costs
+7 to -3.5 G Capability to Maximize Training
Designed With Consideration of Future External Stores
Designed to a 18,720 Hour Durability & Damage Tolerance Requirement


05/13/2005 @ 14:06 [ref: 10211]
 lucas
 , AZ
hello, im from argentina and im studing IMA (aeronautics engineering)and i really want to say that IA-63 PAMPA is a better plane for training with more aplications, thats why this plane shouldn\'t lost the jet pack... T64 is a great plane all planes are great but pampa makes the diference in advanced traning planes. Thank you ..


05/02/2004 @ 11:22 [ref: 7346]
 Scooter
 , TX
Martinez has no idea what he is talking about. The T-6A is an exceptional trainer aircraft with a great future. The performance of the aircraft is so much greater than the T-37 that the training effeciency provided by the T-6A is outstanding. Students are learning at a faster rate than in the T-37. Two engines =twice the enginer maintenance cost. See the T-6A on the airshow tour.
09/10/2002 @ 19:19 [ref: 5670]
 Sam McClune
 Wichita, KS
I put a picture of the Harvard II(T6A-1) on the site. A great airplane for training. It makes the transition to jet aircraft a easy job with up to the date instrumentation and capabilities.
08/24/2001 @ 03:41 [ref: 3003]
 BOB MARTINEZ
 , TX
I BELIEVE THE U.S.A.F. WOULD DO BETTTER TO CANCEL/REPLACE THE T-6A.IT IS NOT A LOW MAINTENANCE AIRCRAFT.IT IS A SIMPLE AIRCRAFT THAT WAS MADE INTO A COMPLEX AIRCRAFT FOR J.P.A.T.S..EVEN HOOVERS WEB SITE MENTIONED RAYTHEON (RAYTHEON-BEECHCRAFT IS THE MANUFACTURER) WAS UNABLE TO MAKE A PROFIT IN FIXED-PRICED SALES CONTRACTS OF AIRCRAFT AND WAS SELLING ASSETS AND LOOKING FOR A BUYER OF ITS AIRCRAFT UNIT.IF THE BUILDER OF THE T-6A IS LOOKING TO GET OUT OF THE AIRCRAFT BUILDING BUSINESS, WHAT FUTURE IS THERE IN THE OWNING THE T-6A ? I BELIEVE THE U.S.A.F. SHOULD PURCHASE A TWIN ENGINE POWERED AIRCRAFT FOR FLYING TRAINING.
08/05/2001 @ 10:06 [ref: 2836]
 Andrew Girsher
 , IL
If you like the T-6A Texan II, check out its place of origin and sister planes at the Pilatus Aircraft web site.
They have nice pictures and info.
05/11/2001 @ 07:51 [ref: 2258]

 

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