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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World ACSL55
North American T-6 Texan Diecast Model
USAF 6147th TCS, Korea, 1953, (LT-6G)

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American T-6 Texan   5"   7"

In 1950 a new variant of Texan was being produced, the T-6G. Equipped with a new variable pitch propeller, increased fuel capacity, better canopy visibility, updated cockpit layout with improved instruments and avionics as well as a tail wheel to could be steered. These aircraft were re-manufactured early versions of the T-6. An armed version of this plane was devised for the Korean War and known as the LT-6G (nicknamed the Mosquito because of its call-sign and engine sound).

6147 was one of two airborne Tactical Control Squadrons in Korea assigned to conduct reconnaissance, control air strikes for close support of ground troops and strikes on enemy targets. "Night Train" was one of the LT-6G aircraft specially built for this mission with powerful radios, armed with 6 under-wing racks with triple rocket launchers and two .30 caliber machine gun pods. The 2 squadrons, referred to as "Mosquito" flew 40,354 sorties and lost 33 men and 42 aircraft out of the 97 built.

North American T-6 Texan

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.

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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World

The Amercom "1:72 Aircraft of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Aircraft of the World" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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