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Texan disguised as an RAF Harvard

25 March 2013

Texan disguised as an RAF Harvard

AT-6 as an RAF Harvard — photo by Joseph May

AT-6 as an RAF Harvard — photo by Joseph May

This aircraft, flown by what is now known as the Commemorative Air Force, was photographed at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in in the late early 1980s. Isn’t it a wonderful departure from the norm in its WW II Royal Air Force (RAF) livery. The FAA registration shows it as a North American AT-6 Texan but it is wonderfully replication an RAF Harvard (there was hardly any difference between a Harvard and a Texan) with simulated practice bombs and auxiliary fuel tank.

AT-6 as am RAF Harvard — photo by Joseph May

AT-6 as an RAF Harvard — photo by Joseph May

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 26 March 2013 17:32

    Great shots!….Have ridden in both……Had a ride in an actual Harvard from Canada at one of our airshows…the main difference that I thought was neat and unique were the wheel pants in matching yellow!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      26 March 2013 18:24

      Yellow does look good on this aircraft 🙂

  2. rcaf_harvard permalink
    22 October 2013 00:46

    The aircraft seen here is not ‘disguised’ at all! It is in fact ex-RCAF Harvard Mk II s/n 2905 that has been registered as an AT-6 with the FAA since 1970. Back then most FAA reps didn’t know the difference and just stuck it in whatever category they thought would work.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      22 October 2013 14:41

      Thanks for setting that straight as well as allowing a bit of fun with the post’s title 😉

      So…a Harvard which became an AT-6 Texan which is now a Harvard again. Is this a case of better-lucky-than-good or the owners just making things good?

      • rcaf_harvard permalink
        22 October 2013 14:50

        She’s always been a Harvard….only an AT-6 on paper. 🙂

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