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The T-6 single-engine trainer aircraft manufactured by North American Aviation is one of the most popular planes ever built: from 1939 over 15,000 were produced in different versions. During World War II, the T-6 was used to train fighter pilots in the United States and in various air forces of the British Commonwealth. Approximately 60 nations used the reliable plane with its distinctive cockpit construction – among them Austria: 10 LT-6G Texans (on loan from the US government) where in service with the Austrian Armed Forces between 1959 and 1971. The South African Air Force even operated the T-6 right up until 1994. AIRPOWER16 the T-6G-NF Texan „Miss Goosebay“ as well as another T-6 (Reg. G-TXAN) will be presented the Static Display. Moreover, one of the ten planes that were formerly employed in the Austrian Air Force will be on display in Zeltweg's military aviation museum at Hinterstoisser Air Base. 

© Uwe Förster
© Uwe Förster
© Martin Bergner
© Martin Bergner

Facts & Figures

Manufacturer North American Aviation
Length 8.84 m
Height 3,96 m
Wingspan 12.81 m
Max. take-off weight 2,548 kg
Max. speed 370 km/h / 200 kt
Service ceiling 7,620 m / 25,000 ft
Engine Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-2 Sternmotor
Power 600 HP
Crew 1-2
Display Static