2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2020 11:44 PM by Alvaro Francisco Diez

    What type aircraft is the RT-6F?

    Newbie

      My dad's individual flight record from WWII lists RT-6F along with P47D and UC78.  What type aircraft is RT-6F?

        • Re: What type aircraft is the RT-6F?
          Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Burgess,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The RT-6F listed on your father’s individual flight record was either a misprint or typographical error, especially if it was a handwritten entry on the record.  The correct designation for the aircraft is an AT-6F, one of 956 built by North American Aircraft as its Model NA-121. AT was the U.S. Army Air Forces designation for Advanced Trainer. The aircraft was given the nickname “Texan”, and it served in air forces around the world as a trainer until the 1990’s. Many still fly on the airshow circuit to this day.

           

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

           

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          • Re: What type aircraft is the RT-6F?
            Alvaro Francisco Diez Newbie

            Dear Ms. Burgess: Here we can see how it looks.
            Best Regards
            North American T-6G  -Texan-