Lexington Park in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Raytheon T-6A Texan II
Making Naval Aviators After completing ground school, the two-seat T-6 Texan II is the first aircraft an aspiring Naval Aviator will fly. Derived from the commercial Pilatus PC-9 aircraft, the T-6A won the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System competition in 1995. Beginning in 2000, the T-6A began replacing the T-34C as the entry-level training aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Today, the T-6A is being replaced by the T-6B. Initially fielded in 2007, the T-6B features upgraded avionics, a "glass cockpit" (all digital flight information presentation) with three 5"Χ7" multifunction displays and a head-up display. Foreign users of T-6 variants include Canada, Mexico, and several other militaries.
Our Display Aircraft Our aircraft was not assigned a Navy Bureau Number. This aircraft (civil registration N8284M) is essentially a hand-built prototype, a heavily modified Pilatus PC-9. It was used as a development and test article by Raytheon, the Federal Aviation Administration, and by Navy pilots from NAS Patuxent River. When production aircraft became available in 2000, our T-6A was retired from
Primary Mission: Primary flight training
Crew: One Pilot, one Student Naval Aviator
U.S. Service Timeline (T-6 Series): 2000 - Present
Max. Gross Weight: 6,300 lb
Dimensions: 33.3 ft length, 33.4 ft wing span
Propulsion: One Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 Turboprop
Max. Operating Speed: 364 MPH (sea level)
Erected by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Education • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
Location. 38° 16.557′ N, 76° 27.769′ W. Marker is in Lexington Park, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Three Notch Road (Maryland Route 235) just north of Buse Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park MD 20653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beech T-34B Mentor (here, next to this marker); North American T-2C Buckeye (a few steps from this marker); NC-8A Mobile Electric Power Plant (MEPP)Cedar Point Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola (1896) (a few steps from this marker); TA-75A Tow Tractor (a few steps from this marker); Douglas F-6A (F4D) Skyray (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.