North American's T-6

Dan Hagedorn, Sr.
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A Definitive History of the World’s Most Famous Trainer

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Description

North American’s T-6 is a must-have for your aviation reference library. Read all the essential and interesting facts about the model and its variants as Author Dan Hagedorn takes you through the history of this North American aircraft.  Inside you’ll find an in-depth look at T-6’s journey including archived first conception drawings, illustrations displaying instruments and controls, detailed documentation of every T-6 variant used by the U.S Army Air Corps and U.S Navy and all foreign T-6s manufactured in America or exported overseas, listed by individual country.

B/W and color photography included. Please see table of contents for chapter-by-chapter details.

Publisher : Specialty Press
Author: Dan Hagedorn, Sr.
Size: 9" X 9"
Pages: 228
Table of Contents

Foreword by W.W “Bill” Todd

5

Preface

6

Acknowledgments

8

Introduction: Setting the Stage

10

Chapter One: The First Modern Training Aircraft

12

Chapter Two: the NA-16 Series

14

Chapter Three: Early U.S Army Air Corps and Navy Variants: Not Quite the Texan Yet

28

Chapter Four: Gearing for War: Harvard, Wirraway and Major Prewar Export Demand

48

Chapter Five: World War II: A Major Contribution to Allied Victory

72

Chapter Six: Postwar Demand: It Just Doesn’t Get Any Better

130

Chapter Seven: The AT-6 Reinvented: Does Get Better – The T-6G Series

138

Chapter Eight: Korean War, Postwar MDAP and Non-Traditional Demands

148

Chapter Nine: Concepts, Experiments, Derivatives and Spinoffs

160

Chapter Ten: Worldwide Service

170

Appendix A: Production Numbers Cross-Reference

214

Appendix B: T-6G-1 NH Production, Assignments and Previous Identities

215

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158

Endnotes

223

Index

227

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