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North American Aviation NA-50

North American Aviation NA-50

The NA-50 was a single-seat, single-engine, low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter that was developed primarily for export to the Peruvian Air Force in the late 1930’s. The design evolved from the North American NA-16/BT-9 basic training aircraft, with the first aircraft being delivered in 1939.

The NA-50 in the airshow is a unique aircraft, built up as new by WestPac Restorations in 1989 from North American NA-50 drawings using a North American SNJ4 fuselage, T6G wings shortened by 72” to a wingspan of 35’ 6” and with the center wing flap faired over, and with an SNJ2/NA50 style rudder installed. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R1340-61 3/2 geared engine.



The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow supports three museums in Colorado Springs—The Ft. Carson 4th Infantry Museum, The Peterson Air and Space Museum and The National Museum of WWII Aviation. These unique institutions are dedicated to the education of future generations through the preservation of our nation’s military heritage.