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Goodfellow Air Force Base in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

T-6G Texan

Displayed 14 April 2005

 
 
T-6G Texan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
1. T-6G Texan Marker
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Wingspan: 42' 0" • Max. Speed: 205 mph
Length: 29' 6" • Service Ceiling: 23,200'
Cost: $27,000 • Engine: P&W R-1340 w/600 hp


North American Aviation manufactured more than 15,000 "Texans" before production ceased in the early 1950's. Developed from the NA-16 prototype that first flew in 1935, the AT-6 (redesignated T-6 in 1948) trained hundreds of thousands of pilots for the U.S. and its allies during and after WW II. On Goodfellow, "Texans" served in the primary and basic pilot training programs from 1944-54.

Painted a distinctive and highly visible yellow as depicted on the aircraft displayed here (S/N 51-14319), the T-6G was not a new production run but was a remanufacture of earlier models. T-6G's began arriving on Goodfellow in autumn 1950 and soon after became the mainstay of pilot training here, until the advent of the multi-engine program in 1954. Goodfellow's last "Texan," a T-6G, left the base in July 1954.

This vehicle is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
 
Erected 2005 by United States Air Force.
T-6G Texan and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
2. T-6G Texan and Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, KoreanWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1954.
 
Location. 31° 26.038′ N, 100° 24.61′ W. Marker is in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is on Kearney Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 Kearney Boulevard, Goodfellow AFB TX 76908, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goodfellow Field (within shouting distance of this marker); EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T-28A Trojan (approx. Ό mile away); RF-4C Phantom II (approx. Ό mile away); a different marker also named RF-4C Phantom II (approx. Ό mile away); BT-13A Valiant (approx. Ό mile away); RQ-4A Global Hawk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles B. Metcalfe (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodfellow Air Force Base.
 
More about this marker. Access is restricted since marker is on an active United States Air Force base.
 
Also see . . .  T-6 Texan. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
T-6G Texan image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
3. T-6G Texan
T-6G Texan image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
4. T-6G Texan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 4, 2022