The North American AT-6 is a well-known military training airplane which success story started in 1939. At maxFlite.de the AT-6 Texan is offered as a wind wheel for airplane enthusiasts. Once set up in your garden, air superiority is guaranteed. Structure is made from stainless steel. All details of the original plane are realized by weather resistant stickers (left/right on fuselage, top of wings). Assembly is done in 5 min along the instruction manual. Pole made from aluminum with a height of 75 cm is included.Thanks to ball bearings propeller turns smooth. Beside the AT-6 maxFlite.de is offering the Mustang P-51, P-40 Kittyhawk and the more modern Pilatus PC-7 as so called “GardenFighters”.
[wingspan: 42 cm; length: 33 cm; weight: 500 g approx]
Facts & Figures
- Few more information on the name: At first the type was „T-6“. „T“ stands for „Trainer“. Later US Navy adapted it to „AT-6“ which stands for „Advanced Trainer“. In the British Commonwealth the T-6 is also called T-6 „Harvard“.
- Approx. 15.495 planes of this type were built. In 1957 also the German Army procured the AT-6 as training plane for their pilots after the war.
- In many blockbusters the T-6 plays a major role, e.g. „Tora! Tora! Tora!“ or „Das Boot“ or „a bridge too far“. In the movie “the last countdown“ the T-6 represent the famous Japanese Zero fighters.
- At the Air Races in Reno the AT-6 planes do ahve an own class.
- Standard engine for the AT-6 was the 9-Cylinder-Radial engine Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 (600 PS).