- 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 51-14337 MSN 182-24. The plane was delivered to the 75th Fighter Intercept Squadron (FIS) on December 11, 1951. The squadron was based in Presque Isle Air Force Base, Maine at the time. The plane was damaged when it ground looped on April 25, 1952 it was put in storage in Arizona. In January 1956 the aircraft was delivered to France where it was modified for counter insurgency operations for the French Air Force in North Africa. In 1965 the aircraft was Stuck Off Charge (SOC).
This T-6G Texan is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.