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North American T-6 Texan Start and Takeoff

A Friend of mine takes a ride in a very nice North American T-6 Texan. The Texan was used by the US Army Air Force as an advanced trainer during the second world war. It was built by North American Aviation and powered by a 600 hp Pratt and Whitney R-1340 radial engine. Its normal cruise speed is 145 mph.

North American P-51 Mustang Start and Takeoff

“Ain’t Misbehavin” is a North American P-51D Mustang. The Mustang, a long range escort fighter, was capable of flying 6-hour missions. During the air war in Europe, USAAF bombers were taking heavy losses due to the inability of fighter escorts to accompany the bomber formations deep into Nazi Germany. Once the fighters turned back, the bombers were vulnerable and German fighters would slice through the formations. The Mustang had the ability to accompany Allied bombers to Germany and back. With its arrival, the Luftwaffe had met its match over the skies of Germany. It was armed with six .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns and powered by a 1,695 horsepower Packard Merlin V-1650-7 turbocharged liquid-cooled engine. Max speed was 437 mph and ceiling was 42,000 ft. During the war more than 15,000 Mustangs were built.

North American T-6 Texan Start

A friend goes out for some aerobatics in a North American T-6 Texan.Start and takeoff. The North American Aviation T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer used by the Army Air Force during the Second World War. It was powered by a 600 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp Radial Engine. The Texan cruised at 145 mph and had a 730 mile range. Today it is a popular airshow performer.