- Max Speed: 205 mph
- Cruising Speed: 150 mph
- Range: 750 miles
- Service Ceiling: 21,500 feet
- Wingspan: 42′ 1/4″
- Length: 28′ 11″
- Height: 11′ 8″
- Weight: 5,250lbs
Two 30 cal forward firing machine guns, 100 lbs and 25 lbs bombs
600 hp. Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN1 radial air cooled
The North American SNJ is a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. Designed by North American Aviation, The SNJ is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The USAAC designated it as the “AT-6”, the US Navy the “SNJ”, and British Commonwealth air forces, the “Harvard”, the name it is best known by outside of North America. Variations and production continued until the early 50’s. During the Korean War and to a lesser extent, the Vietnam war, T-6s were pressed into service as forward air control aircraft. These aircraft were designated T-6 “Mosquito”s.
After serving in the military, many a venerable T6 went on to be used in the civilian world as a racer and as a safe and reliable way to ‘get into’ warbirds. Today, of the 17,000 T6’s that were built, about 350 remain in flying condition.
Amazingly, we have every single record on this aircraft, all the way back to when it was accepted into the Navy inventory! Once we’ve made it through them all and have a synopsis, we’ll post it up here.
This aircraft was donated by Bill & Valerie Anders to the Heritage flight museum in October of 2000.