EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013
North American T-6/SNJ Texan
North American NA-16 prototype would eventually become the T-6
Texan. In US Navy designation, it was called the SNJ. The
British called it the Harvard. By the end of the 1950s, the US
had retired all of it's Texans from active service. In foreign
service, the Texan trained pilots well into the 1970s! Over
17,000 were made and today, over 350 are still flying. The
AT-6/SNJ is a rugged and dependable airplane. The Texan is
celebrating it's 75th year this year, and the showing at Oshkosh
was big, with mass formations and lots of flights. When 38 flew
over then broke up into groups of four to break formation and
land, it sounds like a WWII training base.
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