Tuesday, May 17, 2011

AT-6 Texan II from Hawker Beechcraft

Surfing the net this morning, found some articles on the AT-6 Texan II/PC-9 today.

Over on The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble, there was this great image of the armed version of the AT-6 Texan II with the sharks' mouth and eyes painted on the nose and it just made the aircraft look awesome! The other picture is from a quick search on Google to find other images of the AT-6 Texan II.

Now Hawker Beechcraft need to make a Aircraft Carrier version. One that can land on a carrier and be launch able with a catapult, have fold able wings. Then again, with the size of America's current carriers, they really don't need to be catapult capable, they could just back up to the stern and take-off like they did back in World War Two.

1. The DEW Line. "Is Hawker Beechcraft an American company?" by Stephen Trimble. May 17, 2011. (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2011/05/is-hawker-beechcraft-an-americ.html).
2. Kansas.com "Hawker win is key to 800 jobs in Wichita" by Molly McMillin. April 3, 2011. (http://www.kansas.com/2011/04/03/1791211/hawker-win-key-to-800-jobs-in.html).

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