Category Archives: SNJ

CAF WI Wing North American SNJ-5/AT-6D 1943 Texan

CAF WI Wing North American SNJ-5/AT-6D 1943 Texan

History: this SNJ has been owned and operated by the CAF for many years. In 2011 it was reassigned from Oakland CA to the Wisconsin Wing of the CAF based at KUES Waukesha Crites Field. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N3195G 1943 Aircraft Role Nickname Advanced trainer/gunnery training “Pilot Maker” “Texan” Aircraft Type:… More

Vic Krause – SNJ-5B “About Time”

Vic Krause – SNJ-5B “About Time”

History: MILITARY SERVICE HISTORY This fighter-trainer (s/n #43732) was accepted by the Navy at Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1944 and served 4 tours of duty (4000 hours of service & 4 engine overhauls) at a number of different bases throughout the US including Glenview NAS & NAAS Barin Field in Alabama. Over a 12-year… More

Chuck Wahl’s Tailhook SNJ-5C

Chuck Wahl’s Tailhook SNJ-5C

History: History of North American Aviation SNJ-5C BuAer 90656 This aircraft was built at the North American Aviation Corp Dallas Texas plant in 1944 as an AT-6D, US Army Air Forces serial number 42-85873 and immediately offset to the US NAVY allocation block priority number 61-2D and became U.S. NAVY Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) number… More

Dan Schiffer’s SNJ5

Dan Schiffer’s SNJ5

History: Engine Fuel Engine limits Airspeed limits C.G. range Empty weight C.G. range Maximum weight No. seats Maximum baggage Fuel capacity Oil capacity Control surface movements Pratt & Whitney Military model R-1340-47, R-1340-49, R-1340-AN-1 or R-1340-36 87 min. grade aviation gasoline Maximum continuous, (Sea level) 34.0 in.Hg., 2200 rpm (550 hp) (5000 ft.) 32.5 in.Hg.,… More

Jim Tobul’s SNJ

Jim Tobul’s SNJ

History: We are the second owners since military. It served in the Navy/Marines until 1958 then was retired from service. We acquired this plane in 1979 and it has been flown and restored since. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N934JT 1943 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer “J-Bird” Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American SNJ 42… More

South African T-6

South African T-6

History: N7572 is a North American AT-6D. It’s constructor number is 88-15335 and it’s serial number is 41-34018. The constructor number was assigned to it by North American, while the serial number was based on United States Army Air Corps’ contract number for that particular aircraft. She was built in November of 1943 and delivered… More

Brian & Rachel Aukes’s North American SNJ-5

Brian & Rachel Aukes’s North American SNJ-5

History: The Texan, a two-place advanced trainer, was the classroom for most Allied pilots in World War II. The Texan was the U.S. military’s advanced trainer from 1936 through the 1940s and primary trainer in the 1950s. Over 15,000 were produced, with 350 still flying today. Though most famous as a trainer, the T-6 also… More

Yellow North American T-6

History: This aircraft was built in 1942 and converted to a G model in 1949. It was then used in the Spanish Air Force during the 80′s before it was returned to the United States and sold into civilian service. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N6G 1942 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Texan Aircraft… More

Noorduyn Harvard Mk2b

Noorduyn Harvard Mk2b

History: Manufactured by Noorduyn March 1941 Serial # 3310 Construction # 07-184 Civil Registration CF-MMT C-FMMT N-92019 Delivered to the RCAF as 3310 Taken on strength March 9, 1942 -Assigned to No. 14 Service Flight Training School, RCAF Station Alymer, Ont., Canada -Converted to a Mk2a armamnet trainer -Catagory B damage June 6, 1952 at… More

Don and Coralie Stamp’s North American SNJ-5 (T-6 for you Army people) Trainer, the Texan

Don and Coralie Stamp’s North American SNJ-5 (T-6 for you Army people) Trainer, the Texan

History: Aircraft was built in Texas and delivered to the Navy at Pensacola Naval Air Station in September of 1944. Used to train Navy Pilots, for the War in the Pacific, and after the War. Surplussed out and sold to a parts dealer in Maryland in 1958. Probably sold for $500. He bought a lot… More