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For the new Texan: 

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and a bit of background:
Belgian Air Force Harvard H210 as flown by Lt. Baudouin Carpentier de Changy, who was a fighter-pilot flying Hawker Hunter F.6's at the 7th Wing of Chièvres, when he volunteered for duty with the Fire Assistance Flights (FAF) in Belgian Congo. Flying his T-6 4KA, armed Harvard H-210, he managed to rescue his fellow pilot Sgt. Guy De Pypere from the airfield of Matadi-Tshimpi in pure Hollywood-style. He landed in front of the astonished rebels occupying the airfield's tower, to pick up his injured friend who had made a belly landing in the high grass bordering the airfield after being hit by ground fire. Unfortunately de Changy was shot down over the Inkisi bridge a few days later on 17 July 1960 and although he survived an emergency landing, he was killed by the rebels.

 

link: http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5674-a2a-t-6g-texan-belgian-air-force-h-210/

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and another Belgian:

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http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5673-a2a-t-6-texan-oo-ger/

 

Harvard MK.IIA c/n 88-10014 OO-GEN, which was originally 41-33344, before going to the RAF as EX371. After the war, it went to the Belgian Air Force as H-26. It was sold to COGEA Nouvelle of Oostende, Belgian as atarget tug, becoming OO-GEN in 1958. It was sold to the Portuguese Air Force in 1962, and is believed to have ended up in the Katangan Air Force in Africa.

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a T-6G of the Italian Air Force, serial MM54098, which is preserved next to the apron of the 609th Squadriglia Collegamenti (now 21st Gruppo) in the Western area of Grazzanise airbase.

 

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Well that is very strange but cool in the same way - maybe has a reference to the red baron from the old snoopy series/comics/books etc? god knows aye :)

 

It looks cool either way - just a shame the British didn't have a snoopy plane :(

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two more paints now available:

 

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Harvard Mk.4 C-FWPK of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association. Originally manufactured by the Canadian Car and Foundry, Fort William, Ontario, it entered Service with the RCAF on February 29, 1952. It was disposed of on July 30, 1967, and while with the RCAF, it served with 2 FTS Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and No. 4 FTS Penhold, Alberta. Originally disposed of for $1,850, WPK spent several years flying out of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.  Jim Vernon of Oakville purchased WPK in the early 1970’s and was later flown as the #2 position in a 4-plane Goldilocks Formation for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.  In 1978, it was bought by Norm & Kent Beckham and Bob Hewitt, and based out of Woodstock.  WPK was purchased by CHAA in 1989.

link: http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5691-a2a-t-6g-texan-c-fwpk-rcaf242/

 

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AT-6A Texan c/n 77-4524, built in 1941. It was 41-16443 with the USAAF, and NC66072 after the war, before coming to Sweden in 1953, becoming 16269 with the Swedish Air Force, flying with F15. It was sold in 1957, becoming SE-CHP with Svensk Flygtjänst, where it was used for training for the SAS until 1968. It is currently owned by Björn Löwgren and is still airworthy.

 

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North American AT-16-ND Harvard IIB PH-UEI of the Rijksluchtvaartschool, the Netherlands, 1950-1960. Originally c/n 14-190, USAAF 42-653, RAF FE456. It went to the Rijksluchtvaartschool in 1950 and was used until 1960, when it was sold to COGEA of Oostende, Belgium, becoming OO-JBW. Parts of this aircraft I believe still exist, the fuselage is in Haacht and the wings in Meerhout.

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Beautiful work on all these repaints, :hat: am I weird that I like the plain one above a few posts? Probably. ^_^

The silver one? I like that one too if it is. Some of these texans are very bright - I'm too dull for those and like the plain ones.

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Beautiful work on all these repaints, :hat: am I weird that I like the plain one above a few posts? Probably. ^_^

The silver one? I like that one too if it is. Some of these texans are very bright - I'm too dull for those and like the plain ones.

 

 

Ditto Jim, yeah the Swedish one. There are a lot of repaints for the T-6 already available out there, I think the repainters are in a rush to get their favorites out. ^_^ 

 

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http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/profile/750-jankees/content/&type=downloads_file

 

This particular aircraft of the Swedish Air Force, 16065, the former 43-13015/FT274,c/n 14A-1314, flew with F21, based in Kalmar, and was painted in this experimental winter camouflage scheme during exercise "Operation Norrsken" in March 1970.

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final version:

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjqr4oqnhej5n3c/A2A_T6_Texan_I-SSEP.zip?dl=0

 

T-6G I-SSEP was built as a T6-D in 1944, with c/n 121-41586 / 44-80865. It was converted to a T-6G in 1951, becoming 51-14462. After being operated for about a year in North Carolina, it went to Italy as part of the Mutual Defence Assistence Program, becoming MM 54101 of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana. Over the years, it was assigned the codes AA-40, RM-11 and RB-11, ending up at the airport of Bari, where is was more or less forgotten. It was bought by its current owners, a team led by pilots Sandro Pagiarin and Luca Eusepi, and painstakingly restored, making its first flight in 2004. It is painted in the colors of a T-6C that flew with the 604th Squadron of the 4th Stormo of Grosseto in the '50's and '60's. It is operated by the Historical Aircraft Group, based in Grosseto.

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