NORTH AMERICAN HARVARD T6

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History & Specifications

HISTORY

CCF-4-077

  • 1952: Constructed as a Harvard 4 by Canadian Car and Foundry at Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, Can.

  • From 9 May 1952 to 22 January 1968: Taken on Strength/Charge with the Royal Canadian Air Force with s/n 20286.
  • rom Circa 1968 to 1972: To Robert B. Metcalf, Manhattan Beach, CA keeping c/r N13631. Markings added: 88, Super Slug
  • From 15 September 1968 to 22 September 1968: Raced as #88, named Super Slug. Competed at the National Championship Air Races in the T-6 class. The primary pilot was Bob Metcalfe. Qualified in 9th place with an average speed of 177.92 mph. Raced in Heat 1. Finished in 5th place with an average speed of 167.70 mph. Raced in the Consolation race. Finished in 3rd place with an average speed of 169.99 mph.
  • From 14 September 1969 to 21 September 1969: Raced as #88, named Super Slug. Competed at the National Championship Air Races in the T-6 class. The primary pilot was Bob Metcalfe. Qualified in 8th place with an average speed of 185.25 mph. Raced in Heat 1. Finished in 6th place with an average speed of 167.18 mph. Raced in the Consolation race. Finished in 6th place with an average speed of 181.16 mph.
  • From 21 September 1971 to 26 September 1971: Raced as #88, named Super Slug. Competed at the National Championship Air Races in the T-6 class. The primary pilot was Bob Metcalfe. Qualified in 14th place with an average speed of 194.95 mph. Raced in the Medallion race. Finished in 1st place with an average speed of 192.23 mph.
  • From 12 September 1972 to 17 September 1972: Raced as #88, named Super Slug. Competed at the National Championship Air Races in the T-6 class. The primary pilot was Bob Metcalfe. Qualified in 10th place with an average speed of 201.12 mph. Raced in Heat 2. Finished in 3rd place with an average speed of 191.43 mph. Raced in the Championship race. Finished in 4th place with an average speed of 188.85 mph.
  • From 11 September 1973 to 16 September 1973: Raced as #88, named Super Slug. Competed at the National Championship Air Races in the T-6 class. The primary pilot was Bob Metcalfe. Qualified in 11th place with an average speed of 203.39 mph. Raced in Heat 1. Finished in 6th place with an average speed of 193.95 mph. Raced in the Consolation race. Finished in 3rd place with an average speed of 201.81 mph.
  • May 1982: Civil registration, N13631, cancelled.

  • 1977: To Robert Philips, Phoenix, AZ keeping c/r N13631.

  • From 10 September 1974 to 15 September 1974: Raced as #88. Competed at the National Championship Air Races in the T-6 class. The primary pilot was Bob Metcalfe. Qualified in 10th place with an average speed of 201.87 mph. Raced in the Championship race. Finished in 6th place with an average speed of 200.00 mph.
  • From 8 March 1983 to 6 January 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.

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  • 6 January 1987: To Sonja C. Webster, Pomona, CA with new c/r N13631.
  • 14 September 1990: Civil registration, N13631, cancelled. Exported to England.
  • From 17 September 1990 to 15 January 1992: To Eric Terence Webster with new c/r G-BKCK.
  • From 15 January 1992 to 18 January 1994: To Eric Terence Webster keeping c/r G-BKCK.
  • From 18 January 1994 to 3 February 1997: To Edward David
  • 3 February 1997: To Hans-Joachim Meier, Trustee of:, G-BKCK Group, Merdingen, Germany keeping c/r G-BKCK.
  • 12 August 1997: Civil registration, G-BKCK, cancelled.
  • Circa September 1997: To H. J. Meier, Colmar, France with new c/r D-FAME.
  • From 2004 – to 2018: It was owned and operated by Josef Schumacher in Aachen/ Germany and was often seen on Airshows.
  • 2018 – 2020: It was again sold to TinaFly GmbH in Bremgarten.
  • 2020 – 2022: Dr Paul Liethen owned the Aeroplane
  • 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“.

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 North American 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 North American 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Länge: 9,82 m

  • Spannweite: 11,28 m

  • Höhe: 4,16 m

  • Motor: 12-Zylinder-V-Motor Packard-Merlin V-1650-7, 1649 HP (1.671 PS (ca. 1.230 kW))

  • Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 703 km/h in 7620 m

  • Marschgeschwindigkeit: 523 km/h in 3048 m
  • Dienstgipfelhöhe: 12.500 m

  • Reichweite:

    1500 km bei 630 km/h in 7600 m (ohne Abwurftanks)
    2080 km bei 416 km/h in 3000 m (ohne Abwurftanks)
    2600 km bei 570 km/h in 7600 m (mit Abwurftanks)
    3300 km bei 390 km/h in 3000 m (mit Abwurftanks)

  • Leermasse: 3450 kg 

  • Startmasse: 4762,6 kg

  • Bewaffnung: sechs .50-Browning MG53-2, bis zu 907 kg Bomben oder zehn 127-mm-Raketen

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

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