North American T-6 Texan - Harvard - ConstructionCategory: Airplanes Last change: November 2019
002b Section 1940
North American T-6 Texan - Harvard
The aircraft was designed as a modern low-wing aircraft, of mixed construction, with a covered cabin. The all-metal structure was developed later. The aircraft was built in a classic layout.
Wings simple, consisting of a center wing and attached external parts. The wings have a slight positive rise.
A star engine was placed in the front of the aircraft. Various engines were used. The engine is covered with a NACA bonnet. The crew cabin with seats in a tandem arrangement is spacious and allows installation in the rear cabin of a mobile shooting position.
Classic setup divided into rudders and ballasts. Canvas cover.
Chassis with self-adjusting or controlled tail wheel. Main landing gear retractable. Initially it was permanent.
T-T data from the T-6 Texan from World War II:
Length 29 ft (8.84 m)
Span of 42 ft (12.81 m)
Altitude 11 ft 8 in (3.57 m)
Wing area 253.7 ft2 (23.6 m2)
Empty weight 4.158 lb (1 886 kg)
Total weight 5.617 lb (2 548 kg)
Top speed 208 mph at 5,000 ft (335 km / h at 1,500 m)
Cruising speed 145 mph (233 km / h)
Climb speed 1200 ft / min (6.1 m / s)
Range 730 miles (1,175 km)
Operating ceiling 24,200 ft (7,400 m)
Armament machine guns caliber 7.62 mm (0.3 in)
Drive 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial motor, 600 HP (450 kW)
The crew of two pilots (student pilot, instructor or pilot and rear gunner, observer, passenger, etc.)
Written by Karol Placha Hetman