North American SNJ-3 Texan Navy 1/32 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built AT06NYT Desktop Model. This 1/32 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 10.75 inches and a length of 15.75 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
The collectible model SNJ-3 Texan represents one of the great training aircraft in history, a plane that was a stepping stone for many great pilots. A design that dates back to the 1930s, the Texan is a favorite of warbird collectors. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail, this SNJ-3 Texan makes a great gift for any aviation enthusiast or history buff.
The SNJ-3 known as the T-6 in Air Force service - dates back to a design for a Basic Combat Aircraft that first flew in 1937, with 180 versions of the BC-1 being ordered by the Army Air Corps. The advanced trainer version included the AT-6A, equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R-1430 Wasp radial of 550 horsepower.
IN the 1950s, the AT-6G variant was created from rebuilt AT-6As, with an improved cockpit layout, increased fuel capacity, modified landing gear with steerable tailwheel, updated radios and a more powerful engine.
With a crew of two a student and an instructor the T-6 was an aircraft flown by hundreds of thousands of pilots as an advanced trainer. In Korea in Vietnam the T-6 was also used as a forward air control aircraft. Used worldwide, the T-6 remained in use as a trainer in some countries as late as 1995.
More than 15,000 were built, and hundreds more still fly today.