HA1530 Noorduyn AT-16-ND Harvard IIB

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force Historical Flight Foundation was established in 1969 by a group of former and Royal Navy fighter pilots at Gilze-Rijen Air Base. Since 1976 their goal has been to restore propeller-driven aircraft formerly used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force to an airworthy condition. Dutch Noorduyn (North American) AT-16-ND Harvard IIB c/n 14a-1444 B-71 is part of the collection and is in flying condition. The aircraft frequently flies during air shows.

Designed as an entry for a 1937 USAAC "Basic Combat" aircraft competition, the T-6 was first flown on April 1, 1935. Several hundred T-6s were built before the advanced trainer designation, when it was modified for its role as a basic combat trainer. Nicknamed "the pilot maker," the Texan had low cantilever wings and a long two seat cockpit, with the engine mounted at the extreme forward. It trained thousands of USAF pilots through the 1950s and remained in service with some nations well into the 1990s. More than 15,000 T-6s were manufactured, and the aircraft remains a familiar air show presence, with 350+ airworthy examples still in existence.

Hobby Master's 1:72 scale T-6 Texan is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, which gives the model a heavy feel. The large bird cage style canopy is removable for an unobstructed view of the pilot and co-pilot, pad printed instrument panels, control stick and seat. Engine details such as pushrod housing and cylinder head cooling fins can be seen inside the engine cowling. The solid metal wing features simulated landing lights, correctly replicated pitot tube and separately-applied aileron bell-crank levers. Releases in this series include an improved-visibility canopy with fewer frames and machine gun pods under each wing.

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  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Luchtmacht Historische Vlucht (RNethAF Historical Flight)

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