North American AT-6D Harvard

G-BGOR

POA

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INTRODUCTION

The ‘Harvard’ is an American designed aircraft used extensively as a single-engined advanced fighter trainer for military pilots transitioning from low powered primary trainers to high performance front line fighters.


This aircraft was built in 1942 by North American, originally destined for the Royal Air Force but instead delivered to the South African Air Force and then in later years to the Portuguese Air Force.


Following a full rebuild in the UK in 1982, the aircraft has remained based in England and is fully airworthy and a well presented example of this much loved type.

Manufacturer

North American

Model

AT-6D Harvard III

Registration

G-BGOR

Serial Number

88-14863

Year Constructed

1942

Airframe Hours

1937

Engine

Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1

Engine Hours

765 Since complete overhaul

Propeller

Hamilton Standard 12D40-21

Livery

Presented in the scheme of USAAF Silver 353rd ‘FG

Hack' with nose art “Cozy Rosie” (repainted 2021)

Avionics

Trig TY96 (8.33 kHz)

Trig TT31 (Mode S Transponder)

Trans-Cal Encoder

Garmin 296 (colour moving map GPS)

Utility Power Point

Equipment

Lockable tail wheel (retrofitted)

Air Wolf oil filter

Rear seat swivel capability (bolted forward)

History

The aircraft was originally ordered in 1942 by the RAF as

“EX935”, but instead delivered to South Africa and operated

as SAAF 7504 until 1969.


The aircraft was then transferred to Fuerza Aera Portugal (the

Portuguese Air Force) until it was taken off charge in 1978.

UK import followed in 1980 with a full rebuild carried out in

1982.


The present owner took ownership in 2017 and the aircraft is

fully airworthy and well presented to this present day.

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