1968, Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona. Photographer: Neil Aird
Serial No.: RCAF20286 Construction No.: CCF4-77 Civil Registration:
Model: Harvard Mk. IV
The Aircraft: “The pilot maker”
The AT-6 is probably one of the best known training aircraft in the world. “AT” stands for “advanced trainer”, i.e. an aircraft for advanced training. Prospective pilots who had already completed their hours on a “primary trainer ” (PT) such as a Boeing Stearman were further trained on the AT-6. The AT-6 was used worldwide for training, but also served as a weapons carrier. For example, during the Korean War and shortly thereafter, some AT-6s served for aerial surveillance under the designation AT-6 “Mosquito.” The French Air Force used the AT-6 in the Suez crisis.
1952 Constructed as a Harvard 4 by Canadian Car and Foundry at Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, Can.
1952 – 1968: With the Royal Canadian Air Force with s/n 20286.
1968 – 1972: To Robert B. Metcalf, Manhattan Beach, CA keeping c/r N13631. Markings added: 88, Super Slug
1968 – 1974: Raced as #88, named Super Slug. Competed at the National Championship Air Races in the T-6 class.
1982: Civil registration, N13631, cancelled
1977: To Robert Philips, Phoenix, AZ keeping c/r N13631.
1983 – 1987: To Eric Terence Webster with new c/r G-BKCK. Markings Applied: LE-W. Painted in false RAF camouflage c/s. Code LE-W in red.
1987: To Sonja C. Webster, Pomona, CA with new c/r N13631.
1990: Civil registration, N13631, cancelled. Exported to England.
1990 – 1992: To Eric Terence Webster with new c/r G-BKCK.
1992 – 1994: To Eric Terence Webster keeping c/r G-BKCK.