FACTS ABOUT OUR AT-6 HARVARD
History & Specifications
1968, Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona. Photographer: Neil Aird
Serial No.: RCAF20286
Construction No.: CCF4-77
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.