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XyZspineZyX
07-09-2003, 12:36 PM
just wondering. it was one of the aircraft my grand father worked on in the Army/Air Force. I actually have 2 great pic of him and the his men working on a Texan. i just gotta get my hands on a scanner. Amazing what you can find in family photo albums. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-09-2003, 12:36 PM
just wondering. it was one of the aircraft my grand father worked on in the Army/Air Force. I actually have 2 great pic of him and the his men working on a Texan. i just gotta get my hands on a scanner. Amazing what you can find in family photo albums. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-09-2003, 12:49 PM
Come to the "Lone Star Flight Muesam" in Galveston Texas USA. They have atleast a dozen of them, all flyable. I don't have any pictures of them, but I'm sure someone does, those are pretty common planes as far as warbirds are concerned.

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Cpt.LoneRanger
07-09-2003, 12:56 PM
I just visited the US (I come from Germany) and travelled across the southern states. We were in every aircraft museum in that area /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif (Pensacola, FortRucker, Mighty 8th,...)


This one is located in Orlando, FL. A small museum, but we spend more than 5 hours there:

http://www.warbirdmuseum.com/

The just tested a restaurated P51D - awesome sound /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif - and you could fly the Texan yourself from the front seat for quite and acceptable price! (don't know exactly, but I can look it up for ya)

If you search for pics, just use google and you'll find a whole load of pics. Just remind, that the Texan had different names with the army, airforce and navy /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif (don't remember them, though)

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XyZspineZyX
07-09-2003, 12:58 PM
Go to www.airliners.net (http://www.airliners.net)

and make a search, there are plenty of really good T-6 pictures there.

Cheers,

XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 02:22 AM
Ask and ye shall receive. Here are two of the T-6's at the Lone Star Flight Museum (one is a Canadian Harvard, actually):

http://home.mindspring.com/~blottogg/_uimages/Harvard.jpg


http://home.mindspring.com/~blottogg/_uimages/NorthAmericanT-6.jpg




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XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 02:30 AM
The website for the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston,Texas is www.lsfm.org (http://www.lsfm.org) You might inquire via the site and see if they might be able to send you some pics of the AT-6's there.I see them flying over my house all the time..as well as the B-17 and B-25 from time to time.

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XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 03:12 AM
I learned to fly on the T6 in the RCAF in 1951/52.

XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 03:45 AM
i flew a T6 texan in modesto about nine months ago. it rolls well and loops great too! fun plane.

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XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 04:10 AM
would be a fun plane to have, very manuverable trainer


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XyZspineZyX
07-10-2003, 04:30 AM
Here's a pic of an AT-6 in flight, and some stats.

<img src=http://www.war-eagles-air-museum.com/exhibits/at-6_2.jpg>

The North American AT-6 Texan

Wingspan 42 ft. º in.
Length 29 ft. 6 in.
Height 11 ft. 9 in.
Empty Weight 4,158 lbs.
Gross Weight 6,000 lbs.

Powerplant
Pratt and Whitney R-1340 600 H.P.

Armament
1 fixed .30 Cal. in right wing
1 fixed .30 Cal. forward of cockpit
1 Flexible .30 Cal. in rear cockpit
(Gunnery Training Versions)

Underwing Bombs and Rockets
(Export Versions)

Performance

Maximum Speed 251 mph
Stall Speed, Clean: 77 mph
Stall Speed, Dirty: 69 mph
Ceiling 21,500 ft.
G Limits +6/-3
Range 750 s.m.
Crew 2




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