|Length||12.2 cm||4.8 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||18.0 cm||5.1 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master HA1526 – 1/72 Scale North American T-6G Texan, ATC, USAF
Hobby Master (1/72 Air Power Series) diecast model HA1526 replicates in 1/72 scale the North American T-6G Texan serial number 49-3477 of Air Training Command (ATC), United States Air Force (USAF) stationed at Columbas Air force Base (AFB) Mississippi USA, circa 1955.
Air Training Command
Air Training Command (ATC), formed in July 1946, is a former United States Air Force (USAF) Major Command. As the primary training organization and provided pilot and aircrew training, technical training, and enlisted and officer basic training. Re-designated as Air Education and Training Command (AETC) following a merger with Air University (AU) in July 1993.
North American T-6/SJN Texan
The North American T-6 Texan is an American tandem-seat, single-engined, advanced trainer. It first flew 0n April 1, 1935, entering service in 1938. Designated as the AT-6 by the USAAC, it changed to T-6 in 1948. Classified as the SNJ by the Navy and the Harvard by the British Commonwealth forces.
Although designed as an advanced trainer, the AT-6 served in other roles. For example, during the Korean War, the LT-6G (Mosquito), fitted with rocket launchers, was used as a Forward Air Controller (FAC). Several countries also used armed T-6s for ground attack or counter-insurgency aircraft. The South Africa Air Force, the last air force to use the Texan, retired their final examples in 1996. Approximately 15,00 of all variants were built, with production ending in the 1950s. The Texan has been used to train several hundred thousand pilots in more than 40 countries.
Airframe construction is of a welded chrome-molybdenum steel tube metal frame with aluminium alloy covering the low mounted cantilevered wings and single fin tail assembly; control surfaces are fabric covered. The fuselage on early variants was mainly fabric-covered, later all-metal or plywood rear sections. The undercarriage is a retractable taildragger type.
Powered by a single Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp single-row, nine-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engine driving a two-bladed Hamilton Standard propeller. The T-6G has a maximum speed of 335 km/h (208 mph), a Cruising speed of 233 km/h (145 mph), a range of 1,170 km (730 mi) and a service ceiling of 7,400 m (24,200 ft).
The armament consists of up to three 0.30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns and under wing attachment points for small bombs or rockets