North American T-6 Texan
Advanced World War II trainer
The T-6 is most famous as an advanced trainer during WWII, although it served in a variety of roles during and after the war including forward air control in Korea. The designation AT-6 was used by the Army Air Corps, while the Air Force referred to it as a T-6, while the Navy called the aircraft an SNJ. The Commonwealth Air Forces referred to it as a Harvard.
The aircraft has a 600 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine and carried armament of 3 .30 caliber machine guns and a 400-500 pound rocket or bombload. A total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were produced between the mid-1930s and mid-1950. Gauntlet Warbirds operates two T-6s, both of which are SNJ-5s that were delivered to the Navy in 1944. A tremendously versatile aircraft, the SNJ can be easily looped from cruise flight and is an outstanding platform for formation flying.