North American SNJ-5 Texan Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Plane Details

Plane: SNJ-5 Texan
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
Unit: VMT-2
Tail Code: WD

SNJ-5 Texan History

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Description

The T-6 Texan “The Pilot Maker” is a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft  that was used to train pilots from multiple countries was first launched April 1, 1935. Depending on the country and model the Texan is known by a variety of designations with “The Harvard” being the most popular name outside of the USA.  USAAC and USAAF models are designated by SNJ  U.S. Navy pilots flew the airplane extensively, under the SNJ designation, the most common of these being the SNJ-4, SNJ-5 and SNJ-6. The US retired the T_6 from active duty by the end of the 1950’s.

Specifications

Length: 29′ 5″ 8.9 m
Wingspan: 42′ 0″ 12.8 m
Height: 11′ 8.5″ 3.5 m
Wing area:  254.0 sq ft 23.5 sq m
Empty weight: 4,158 lb 1,885 kg
Loaded weight: 5,300 lb 2,403 kg
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW)
Performance
Maximum speed: 205 mph (330 km/h 178 kt)
Stall speed: 70 mph (61kn, 112 kph)
Range: 750 miles (1,207 km )
Service ceiling: 21,500 ft (6,552 m)
Rate of climb: 1,200 ft/min (365 m/min)
Wing loading: 22.2 lb/ft² (108 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb (kW/kg)
Armament
Provision for up to 3× 0.30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns

North American SNJ-5 Texan Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
North American SNJ-5 Texan Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
North American SNJ-5 Texan Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
North American SNJ-5 Texan Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum