Titles: North American T-6 Texan No’s 1 to 6

The North American T-6 Texan two-place advanced trainer was the classroom for most of the Allied pilots who flew in WW2. Designated the SNJ by the Navy and the Harvard by the RAF, the AT-6 (advanced trainer) was designed as a transition trainer between basic trainers and first-line tactical aircraft. It was redesignated T-6 in 1948.

In all, the T-6 trained several hundred thousand pilots in 34 different countries over a period of 25 years. A total of 15,495 examples were built. The Texan was an evolution of the company’s BC-1 basic combat trainer, first produced for the USAAF with fixed landing gear in 1937. North American Aviation designed the NA-49 prototype as a low-cost trainer with all the characteristics of a high-speed fighter. Although not as fast as a fighter, it was easy to maintain and repair, had more maneuverability and was easier to handle. A pilot’s airplane, it was designed to give the best possible training in all types of aerial warfare, from ground strafing to bombardment and aerial dogfighting.

We offer six titles covering most military variants of the T-6 series, including manuals from foreign operators and a maintenance manual and parts manual. Each title costs US$9.95. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages, unless otherwise stated.

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Title 1 contains:

  • USAAF Handbook of Operation and Flight Instructions for the BC-1A, AT-6, AT-6A, AT-6B, Technical Order 01-60FC-1 dated 23-8-41 revised to 24-7-42, with approx. 34 pages.
  • USAAF Pilots Flight Operating Instructions for the AT-6C, AT-6D, SNJ-4, SNJ-5, Harvard IIA, III, AN 01-60FE-1 dated 5-4-44, with approx. 41 pages.
  • USAAF Advanced Single Engine Flying Training Manual – Students Manual with approx. 84 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the NJ-1, Report NA-339 dated 30-1-37, with approx. 37 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the SNJ-2, Report NA-865 dated 28-5-40 revised to 9-5-41, with approx. 74 pages.
  • US Navy Flight Training Instructions for the SNJ-2, dated August 1952 with approx. 102 pages.

Title 3 contains:

  • USAF Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the T-6F, SNJ-6, T.O. 1T-6F-1 dated 22-1-52, with approx. 52 pages.
  • USAF Flight Handbook for the T-6G, AN 01-60FFA-1 dated 30-6-52, revised to 25-8-53 with approx. 106 pages.
  • USAF Air Training Command Manual – Basic Flying – AFTRC Manual No 51-60-1 dated 1-3-48 with approx. 148 pages.

Title 4 contains:

  • RAF Pilots Notes for the Harvard I and II, AP 1691A,B-PN dated Oct 42, with approx. 30 pages.
  • RAF Pilots Notes for the Harvard 2B, AP 1691D-PN dated Mar 49 with approx. 40 pages.
  • RAF Pilots Notes for the Harvard III, AP 1691G-PN dated Sept 45 with approx. 32 pages.

Title 5 contains:

  • RNZAF Pilots Notes for the Harvard III, NZAP 1691G-PN, 1st Edition dated 1954 with approx. 44 pages.
  • Swedish Flygvapnet Speciell Forarinstruktion for the SK16. Utgava 3 dated 16-10-64 with approx. 97 pages.
  • RCAF Pilots Operating Instructions for the Harvard 2,2A and 4, EO 05-55A-1 dated 1-2-57 with approx. 48 pages.
  • Dutch Air Force Aanwijzingen Voor Vliegers, reference CLO 43W dated 1-10-54 with approx. 56 pages.

Title 6 contains:

  • USAF Handbook of Erection and Maintenance Instructions for the T-6G, AN 01-60FFA-2 dated 10-3-49, revised to 30-12-50 with approx. 232 pages.
  • USAF Parts Catalog for the T-6D, T-6F, SNJ-5, SNJ-6, 1T-6D-4 (AN 01-60FF-4) dated 5-7-45 revised to 3-12-54 with approx. 190 pages.