AT-6 HARVARD

FLYING LEGENDS

UNSERE AT-6 HARVARD

Geschichte & Technische Daten

1968, Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona. Photographer: Neil Aird

Serial No.: RCAF20286
Construction No.: CCF4-77
Civil Registration:

  • N13631
  • G-BKCK
  • D-FAME

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.

GESCHICHTE

CCF-4-077

  • 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.

  • 1994 – 1997: To Edward David

  • 1997: To Hans-Joachim Meier, Trustee of:, G-BKCK Group, Merdingen, Germany keeping c/r G-BKCK.

  • 1997: Civil registration, G-BKCK, cancelled.

  • 1997: To H. J. Meier, Colmar, France with new c/r D-FAME.

  • 2004 – 2018: D-FAME was owned and operated by Josef Schumacher in Aachen/ Germany and often seen at airshows.

  • 2018 – 2020: It was again sold to TinaFly GmbH in Bremgarten.

  • 2020 – 2022: Dr. Paul Liethen owned the airplane

  • From 2022 on: D-FAME is owned and operated by Flying Legends and it is now based at the Flying Legends GmbH Homebase Siegerland Airport (EDGS) in Germany, together with P-51D Mustang „Frances Dell“.

TECHNISCHE DATEN

  • Länge: 8,83 m

  • Spannweite: 13,00 m

  • Höhe: 3,57 m

  • Motor: 1 × Sternmotor Pratt & Whitney R1340-AN-1 Wasp, 600 PS (441 kW)

  • Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 379 km/h

  • Dienstgipfelhöhe: 7.400 m

  • Reichweite: 1775 km

  • Startmasse: 2548 kg

  • Bewaffnung: Möglichkeit für 1 × .30-in-(7,62-mm)-Maschinengewehr

1968 at Reno, Nevada. Photographer: William T. Larkinss

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