Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sepia Scenes - NA T-6: Tulsey Town Chief



This is a North American T-6 "Texan" operated by the Oklahoma Air National Guard.  It is nicknamed the "Tulsey Town Chief".  Tulsey Town being a very old name for Tulsa.  It was on display at the Air Guard's Family Day September 11, 2010.

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1950s. Designed by North American Aviation, The T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The USAAC designated it as the "AT-6", the US Navy the "SNJ", and British Commonwealth air forces, the Harvard, the name it is best known by outside of the United States. It remains a popular warbird aircraft.  See Wikipedia.

4 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Cool photograph.

Your post kind of closes a loop for me. I've been intrigued by a site in southeast Oklahoma called the AT-6 Site by the locals where a couple of British Pilots in training crashed into the side of a mountain while on a training mission in bad weather.

I didn't know what an AT-6 was. Now I know.

Son and I hid a geocache there even.

My blog post on the AT-6 site is http://crustygasguy.blogspot.com/2008/08/at-6-crash-site.html

ramy_v said... [Reply to comment]

Well done on the photo treatment. Came out well

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DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Very nicely captured. The composition really has a timeless quality to it.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

This is a classic! I think I saw a similar one at the aviation museum in Ottawa.