World Models AT 6 Texan E.P
The North American T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1950's. Designed by North American Aviation, The T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The USAAC designated it as the "AT-6", the US Navy the "SNJ", and British Commonwealth air forces, the Harvard, the name it is best known by outside of the United States. It remains a popular warbird aircraft.
Next came the AT-6A which was based on the NA-77 design and was powered by the Pratt & Whitney R-1340-49 Wasp radial engine. The USAAF received 1,549 and the US Navy 270 (as the SNJ-3). The AT-6B was built for gunnery training and could mount a .30 in machine gun on the forward fuselage. It used the R-1340-AN-1 engine, which was to become the standard for the remaining T-6 production. Canada's Noorduyn Aviation built an R-1340-AN-1-powered version of the AT-6A, which was supplied to the USAAF as the AT-16 (1,500 aircraft) and the RAF/RCAF as the Harvard IIB (2,485 aircraft), some of which also served with the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Canadian Navy.
This new Electric Power Taxan from World Models is as likely to be as popular as the real AT 6 - this is what TWM have to say;
Code No. : E269XM
Wing Span : 44 in / 1120 mm
Wing Area : 295 sq in / 19 sq dm
Flying Weight : 31 oz / 870 g
Fuselage Length : 31.5 in / 800 mm
Requires : 5-channel radio w/ 5 micro servos, Outrunner Motor KM0283010 w/ Propeller Adaptor HW2340100, 20A brushless ESC, 3 cells 11.1V 2100mAh Li-Po battery and charger
Scale warbird park flyer
All wood construction and covered with genuine heat shrink LighTex covering
Pre-installed retractable landing gear
Full house controls
Pre-painted fiberglass cowling
Motor mount included
Ultralite pilots included
Another reason the Harvard was made a even more famous - Was when Gary Numan the pop and rock artist flew one that was dressed up as a Japanese Zero - All around the U.K display circuit.
AT 6ís or Harvardís are often used by Hollywood film makers to portray Japanese Zero fighters. Looking at photographs of Mr Gary Numanís version is not difficult to see why this would be. Gary sold his plane in 2006
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