Our SNJ-5, “77”, served as a trainer in 1943 & 1944 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida. It was then placed in a military surplus status until it was sold to Spain for service in the Spanish Air Force. The Spanish Air Force installed 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns in the leading edges of each wing for use in gunnery training and ground attack. The aircraft was also modified to carry 200 kg bombs or unguided rockets under the wings.
In 1986, Spain discontinued using this venerable trainer, and this aircraft was repatriated to the United States. This aircraft has been civilian owned ever since. Special care has been taken to maintain this aircraft in its authentic U.S. Navy paint scheme and cockpit layout. With the exception of a modern radio, Transponder and GPS, this aircraft is equipped and flown exactly as it was in 1943.
You will also see at Oshkosh the “sister-Ship” to this Texan – look for the T-6 in Spanish livery – seide number 421-59.
|Date of Manufacture
|North American AT-6/SNJ/ Harvard
|42 feet .25 inches
|29 feet 6 inches
|110 gallons/ 550 miles
|Single 600 hp Pratt & Whitney R1340 AN-1 radial piston engine
|Hamilton Standard 12D40
|Rate of Climb
|Number of Crew
|Spanish Air Force installed 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns
Aircraft is original excpet for a recently overhauls engine. During this overhaul, I had every component overhauls including Hyd pump, fuel pump, Generator, Oil Cooler, Prop Governor, and landing gear actuators.
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