- Air Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts.
- Highly detailed, moveable components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures approximately: 5.0” L x 7.0” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s. Designed by North American Aviation, the T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) and USAAF designated it as the AT-6, the United States Navy the SNJ, and British Commonwealth air forces the Harvard, the name by which it is best known outside the US. Starting in 1948, the new United States Air Force (USAF) designated it the T-6, with the USN following in 1962. It remains a popular warbird used for airshow demonstrations and static displays. It has also been used many times to simulate various historical aircraft, including the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero. A total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were built.
This Hobby Master 1/72 scale model is a replica of T-6G Texan Bureau Number 49-3477 MSN 168-611. The plane was delivered to the USAF on July 12, 1951. In August 1951 the aircraft served with the 3302nd Pilot Training School until July 1952 when it was sent to the 3301st PTS in Columbus. In 1942 the Columbus Army Flying School was established. From 1946 until 1950 the base was inactive but between 1951 and 1955 it re-opened and graduated 7,412 new pilots. In November 1953 the aircraft was put into storage and eventually sold to the Royal Hellenic Air Force in 1958.
The T-6G Texan is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.