RAYTHEON (BEECHCRAFT) T-6 TEXAN II

T-6 SERVICE

Origins: Developed from the Swiss built Pilatus PC-9 Advanced
Turbo Trainer built by the following manufacturers:
Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG, Lucerne, Switzerland
273+ built, 5 PC-9 variants, 1983 - present, ff: 07/05/1984.
Raytheon Company, Raytheon Aircraft Co., Wichita, Kansas, USA
801+ built as the T-6, 1997 - present, ff: 15/07/1998.
Manufacturer: Raytheon Company, Beech Aircraft Corp., Wichita, Kansas, USA
(In 1994, became Raytheon Company, Raytheon Aircraft Co.)
(In 2007, became Hawker Beechcraft Corp.)
Model: PC-9
Designations: T-6; CT-156 (CAF)
Names: Texan II; Harvard II (CAF)
First official flight: (PD 373) 23/12/1992
(T-6A) 15/07/1998
Factory production period: 1997 - present
Primary service period: 2000 - present
Last official flight: Still in service

T-6 VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION

Pilatus PC-9 1990, 2 Swiss built aircraft delivered to Beech for test evaluations.
1, with civil reg.: N26BA (Swiss reg.: HB-HPB, c/n: 002), modified for
development tests, both later returned to Pilatus.
3 PC-9's also evaluated by US Army as 91-0071 / 91-0073 (c/n: 180 / 183).

Beech PD 373
1992, prototype single-engined, 2-seater trainer
for USAF and US Navy. Also designated as
Beech 3000 and Beech Mk. II.
Produced 1992 - 1993

Beech Wichita, Kansas

N8284M (civil reg.) PT-2    
N209BA (civil reg.) PT-3 2 Total: 002

T-6A
1998, production version. T-6A NTA
has external wing armament and fuel.
Produced 1997 - present

Raytheon Wichita, Kansas

Deliveries to USAF:
95-3000 / 95-3011
- 95-3000 with civil reg.: N2362.
- 95-3001 to USN as BuNo. 165958.
PT-4 / PT-15    
96-3012 / 96-3014 PT-16 / PT-18    
97-3015 / 97-3024 PT-19 / PT-28    
98-3025 / 98-3038 PT-29 / PT-42    
98-3539 / 98-3546 PT-43 / PT-50    
99-3547 / 99-3568 PT-51 / PT-72    
00-3569 / 00-3597 mixed PT-73 to PT-103    
01-3598 / 01-3632 mixed PT-113 to PT-169    
02-3633 / 02-3672 mixed PT-173 to PT-217    
03-3673 / 03-3707 mixed PT-219 to PT-255    
04-3708 / 04-3759 mixed PT-258 to PT-311    
05-3760 / 05-3813 mixed PT-312 to PT-368    
06-3814 / 06-3868 mixed PT-369 to PT- ?    
07-3869 / 07-3905 mixed PT-444 to PT-464    
08-3906 / 08-3944 mixed PT-465 to PT-511 445  
Deliveries to US Navy:
BuNo.165959 / 166006 mixed PT-85 to PT-262    
BuNo.166007 / 166009
- 3 to USAF as 05-6207 / 05-6209.
mixed PT-351 to PT-361 51  
Foreign Deliveries:
(Greece) 001 / 045
- 20 as T-6A NTA.
PG-1 / PG-45 45  
(Iraq) YI-501 / YI-515 mixed PT-496 to PT-518 15  
(Israel) mixed 400 to 470
- Designated as T-6A Efroni.
PT-450 / PT-453    
(Israel) mixed 473 to 498
- Designated as T-6A Efroni.
PI-1 / PI-17 21 Total: 577

T-6A-1
1999, export version for Canada.
CAF designation: CT-156 Harvard II.
Produced 1999 - 2003

Raytheon Wichita, Kansas

(CAF) 156101 / 156126 PF-1 / PF-26 26 Total: 026

T-6B
2004, as T-6A, avionics upgrade. Armed
version designated AT-6B Wolverine.
Produced 2003 - present

Raytheon Wichita, Kansas

N3000B (civil reg.)
- Co. demonstrator.
PH-1 1  
BuNo.166010 / 166285 mixed PN-1 to PN- ? 276 Total: 277


Beechcraft's demonstrator aircraft for potential military or civil customers
is this Raytheon 3000 with US civil reg.: N3000B / c/n: PH-1.

Warbirds Over Wanaka, New Zealand, 2012.

T-6C
2009, as T-6A, foreign export version.
Upgraded version is T-6C+.
Produced

Raytheon Wichita, Kansas

(Mexico) 2001 / 2012 mixed PM-46 to PM-61    
(Mexico) 6601 / 6612 PM-25 / PM-36    
(Mexico) ANX-1307, ANX-1308 ? 26  
(Morocco) CN-BTA / CN-BTX PM-1 / PM-24 24  
(RNZAF) NZ1401 / NZ1411 mixed PM-37 to PM-55 11 Total: 061

T-6D - Version for US Army.


This T-6C Texan, s/n: NZ1404, is the 4th of 11 serving the RNZAF in a training role.
Warbirds Over Wanaka, New Zealand, 2016.

Grand Total: 941

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