T-6A Texan II Navy Model

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Built by Raytheon, the T-6A Texan II is a turboprop aircraft of World War II used by the U.S. Air Force and U. S. Navy for their basic pilot training. Since World War II, the Texan has been a popular war bird and is a regular participant at air shows.

The T-6A Texan II was manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft Company and Hawker Beechcraft. It is a single-engine with two seats designed to be a trainer aircraft. Its primary users are United States Air Force and Navy; Canadian Forces, and Greek Air Force. It entered development flight in July 1998, production line on the 30th of July 1999, and flight test program and full rate production decision in December 2001.

The T-6A was primarily designed to train JPPT or Joint Primary Pilot Training students in basic flying skills common in the United States Air Force and Navy pilots. It was a military trainer version of the Beech/Pilatus PC-9 Mk II by Raytheon. The single cockpit with two seats placed one crewmember in front of the other. The students and the instructor’s positions can be interchangeable. Pilots can enter the T-6A cockpit through a side opening.

The T-6A has a Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-68 turbo-prop that delivers 1,100 horsepower. It is fully aerobatic aircraft with a pressurized cockpit and an anti-G system. It also has an ejection seat and advanced avionics package with sunlight-readable liquid crystal displays. Since World War II the Texan has been known as a war bird and a regular participant in air shows



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