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North American T-6/SNJ

North American T-6/SNJ

The T-6 Texan is a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft that was used to train pilots of the U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S. Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II into the 1970s. The Navy’s Texan was designated as this aircraft, the SNJ. During the Korean War, and to a lesser extent the Vietnam War, T-6s were pressed into service as forward air control aircraft; these aircraft were designated T-6 “Mosquitoes.” It remains a popular warbird used for airshow flight demonstrations and displays. Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame member Richard Janitell has owned this example for more than 45 years. It was saved from being melted down and used for aluminum cans. It has been to a variety of places and airshows in 45 years and just recently underwent a complete refurbishing, including new paint and interior detailing.


Maximum Speed: 208 mph Length: 29 ft
Cruise Speed: 145 mph Height 11 ft 8 in
Contractor: North American Aviation Wingspan: 42 ft
Power Plant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp Service Ceiling: 24,200 ft



Proceeds from the air show benefit these three museums in Colorado Springs that are dedicated to the education of future generations through the preservation of our nation’s military heritage.

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7330 Embraer-Heights
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916

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