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AT-6A Texan I (Yellow) USAF Military Aircraft Model
AT-6A Texan I (Yellow) USAF Military Aircraft Model

AT-6A Texan I (Yellow) USAF Military Aircraft Model

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AT-6A Texan I (Yellow) USAF Military Aircraft Model


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AT-6A Texan I (Yellow) USAF Military Aircraft Model

AT-6A Texan I (Yellow) USAF Military Aircraft Model

Excellent Craftsmanship!
Our master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.

Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.

Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.

    Item Details:
  • 1/32 scale model
  • Wing Span: 15.75 Inches
  • Length:10.75 Inches

    Item Highlights:
  • Makes a GREAT gift!
  • Many different models to choose from
  • Hand made from fine Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite


Model Description

This collectable model represents the Waco Glider CG-4A, the tough glider that landed thousands of airborne troops in World War II. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by skilled craftsmen using a wealth of detail, this 1/56-scale model Waco CG-4A glider makes a great gift for any pilot, naval aviator, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

When one thinks of airborne armies, the picture is of a sky filled with parachutes. In World War II, an airborne assault usually included hundreds of troops making dangerous landings in heavily loaded gliders.

Designed by the Waco Aircraft Company of Ohio, the CG-4A glider could carry 13 troops when configured as a troop carrier, or a jeep, howitzer or other heavy equipment as a cargo glider. With a wingspan of 83 feet, it could carry 4,200 pounds of cargo.

The CG-4A featured a tubular steel frame covered with fabric coverings. Towed to the drop zone, usually by a C-47 Skytrain, the glider was released and its crew of two guided it to a landing. During the Normandy invasion, a total of 104 gliders carried troops of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions into battle. The two pre-dawn glider landings, missions "Chicago" (101st) and "Detroit" (82nd), landed anti-tank guns and support troops for each division. The missions took off while the parachute landings were in progress and followed them by two hours, landing at about 0400, two hours before dawn. Chicago was an unqualified success, with 92 percent landing within two miles of target. Detroit was disrupted by a cloud bank that had bedeviled the paratroops and only 62 percent landed within two miles. Even so, both missions provided heavy weapons that were immediately placed into service. Only eight passengers were killed in the two missions, but one of those was the assistant division commander of the 101st Airborne, Brig. Gen. Don Pratt.

Almost 14,000 CG-4A gliders were built by 16 companies d The collectable model AT-6A Texan represents one of the great training aircraft in history, a plane that was a stepping stone for many great pilots. A design that dates back to the 1930s, the Texan is a favorite of warbird collectors. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail, this AT-6A Texan I makes a great gift for any aviation enthusiast or history buff.

The T-6 dates back to a design for a Basic Combat Aircraft that first flew in 1937, with 180 versions of the BC-1 being ordered by the Army Air Corps. The advanced trainer version included the AT-6A, equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R-1430 Wasp radial of 550 horsepower.

The U.S. Navy also used the AT-6A, with their version known as the SNJ-3.

In the 1950s, the AT-6G variant was created from rebuilt AT-6As, with an improved cockpit layout, increased fuel capacity, modified landing gear with steerable tailwheel, updated radios and a more powerful engine.

With a crew of two – a student and an instructor – the T-6 was an aircraft flown by hundreds of thousands of pilots as an advanced trainer. In Korea in Vietnam the T-6 was also used as a forward air control aircraft. Used worldwide, the T-6 remained in use as a trainer in some countries as late as 1995.

More than 15,000 were built, and hundreds more still fly today.

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