North American AT-6 Harvard/Texan

North American AT-6D Harvard III H-1 landing at Brustem airbase in the late '40s.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-001

History

C/N

88-15596

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

May 1955

41-34035, EZ162 (RAF), 7548 (SAAF), EZ162 (RAF), H-1, F-BJBA

  North American AT-6D Harvard III H-2 being loaded aboard a Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar at Brustem airbase on 2 July 1956 to be transported to Kamina airbase (then Belgian Congo) as part of operation "Kangourou".

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-002

History

C/N

88-15054

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33947, EX974 (RAF), 7531 (SAAF), EX-974 (RAF), H-2, scrapped at Kamina.

 North American AT-6D Harvard III H-3 taxiing at Brustem airbase.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-003

History

C/N

88-16330

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

May 1958

42-84549, EZ335 (RAF), 7632 (SAAF), EZ335 (RAF), H-3, F-BJBB

North American AT-6C Harvard IIa H-4 at Brustem airbase in the early fifties.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-004

History

C/N

88-12326

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33633, EX660 (RAF) 7309 (SAAF), EX660 (RAF)EHN-04 (BAF), H-4, F-BJBC, F-AZQR

North American AT-6D Harvard III H-5 after an emergency  belly landing at Kampenhout on 29 April 1953.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-005

History

C/N

88-14882

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

Jan 1958

41-33910, EX937 (RAF), 7493 (SAAF), EX937 (RAF), H-5, scrapped at Kamina.

North American AT-6D Harvard III H-6 at Brustem airbase. The rear of the aircraft is still painted in RAF trainer yellow.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-006

History

C/N

88-1568

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-34037, EZ174 (RAF), 7555 (SAAF), EZ174 (RAF), H-6, F-BJBD, (F-AZML) Stored Rouen (F.) area.

North American Harvard III H-7 in formation near its home base Brustem in the fifties.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-007

History

C/N

88-15690

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-34059, EZ186 (RAF), 7563, SAAF), EZ186 (RAF), H-7, scrapped at Kamina airbase.

North American Harvard IIa H-8 after an overhaul at Aviolanda in Woensdrecht (Nl.) in 1948.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-008

History

C/N

88-10569

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

May 1968

41-33449, EX476 (RAF), 7295 (SAAF), EX476 (RAF), H-8, F-BJBE, F-AZDK, crashed at Perouges Meximieux (F.) on 23 Jun 1989.

North American Harvard III H-9 in flight near its home base Brustem in the fifties.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-009

History

C/N

88-14949

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33932, EX958 (RAF), 7509 (SAAF), EX958 (RAF), H-9, F-BJBF, G-AZJD, F-WZDU, F-AZDU.

North American AT-6C/Harvard IIA H-10 of the Instructor Pilot Training and Control Flight of the Fighter School seen at Koksijde airbase in the summer of 1950.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-010

History

C/N

88-10531

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

Jan 1956

41-33411, EX438 (RAF), 7027 (SAAF), EX438 (RAF), H-10, Crashed on landing at Koksijde on 25 Jan 1956

 North American AT-6C/Harvard IIA H-11 used as an instructional airframe at the Saffraanberg Technical School in the late fifties.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-011

History

C/N

88-9625

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

Jan 1957

41-33212, EX239 (RAF), 7094 (SAAF), EX239 (RAF), H-11, Technical School Saffraanberg, scrapped.

North American AT-6C/Harvard IIA H-12 at Koksijde airbase in February 1952.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-012

History

C/N

88-10637

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

Jan 1957

41-33517, EX544 (RAF), 7268 (SAAF), EX544 (RAF), H-12, transferred to Kamina as spare parts resource.

North American AT-6C/Harvard IIA H-13 was involved in a fatal crash at Brustem on 2 July 1947.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-013

History

C/N

88-10644

Date In

Feb 1947

Date Out

Nov 1947

41-33524 EX551 (RAF), 7239 (SAAF), EX551 (RAF), H-13, crashed at Brustem on 2 Jul 1947.

North American AT-6D/Harvard III H-14 in flight near Brustem airbase.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-014

History

C/N

88-15118

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33966, EX993 (RAF), 7527 (SAAF), EX993 (RAF), H-14, F-BJBG

North American AT-6D/Harvard III H-15 in flight near Kamina Airbase (Belgian Congo) .

Harvard III AT-6D-NT > Harvard 4KA

H-015

History

C/N

88-16235

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Jan 1961

42-84458, EZ310 (RAF), 7625 (SAAF), EZ310 (RAF), H-15, Armed 4KA, 7729 (SAAF, ntu), ZS-WLT, ZS-WLR "Hotstuff" active in SA.

 North American AT-6D/Harvard III H-16 In formation flight over Oostende on 18 July 1954.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-016

History

C/N

88-15778

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-34087, EZ214 (RAF), 7578 (SAAF°, EZ214 (RAF, H-16, F-BJBH, instuctional airframe at Vilgenis (F.)

 North American AT-6C/Harvard IIA H-17 in flight near Wevelgem.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-017

History

C/N

88-10635

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33515, EX542 (RAF), 7269 (SAAF), EX542 (RAF), H-17, OO-GEM (Cogea Nouvelle), WE-2 (?) Congo.

North American AT-6C/Harvard IIA H-18 in tight formation with H-47 in the Brustem area.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-018

History

C/N

88-9260

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33154, EX181 (RAF), 7045 (SAAF), EX181 (RAF), H-18, OO-GEQ (Cogea Nouvelle), KA-?? (Katanga AF)

 The specially marked personal Harvard 4K H-19 of LtCol. Louvigny (Head of the BAF Representaton at BAKA) seen at Kamina airbase (Belgian Congo) in 1958.

Harvard III AT-6D > Harvard 4KA

H-019

History

C/N

88-15774

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

Jan 1961

41-34083, EZ210 (RAF), 7605 (SAAF), EZ210 (RAF), H-19, Special c/s, Armed 4KA, 7731 (SAAF), gate guardian Voortrekkershoogte AFB, storage Swartfontein (SA)

North American Harvard IIa H-20 at the Technical School of the Belgian Air Force at Saffraanberg on August 10th, 1959.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-020

History

C/N

88-9309

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Jul 1951

41-33203, EX230 (RAF), 7007 (SAAF), EX230 (RAF), H-20, Technical School Saffraanberg as instructional airframe

North American Harvard III H-21 used as a hack by N° 2 Squadron at Florennes.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-021

History

C/N

88-15950

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Jan 1959

42-84169, EZ256 (RAF), 7630 (SAAF), EZ256 (RAF), H-21/UR-, J-21, on display at the Royal Army Museum, Brussels.

Belgian Air Force North American Harvard 4KA (armed) H-22 at Kamina airbase on 18 August 1962 on delivery flight from their previous assignment in Burundi to the Congolese Air Force. That day, 6 former Belgian Harvards (H-22, 23, 34, 35, 220, and 221) devoid of their nationality markings, made a refuelling stop at Kamina on their way to Leopoldville.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT > Harvard 4KA

H-022

History

C/N

88-9670

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1962

41-33237, EX264 (RAF), 7107 (SAAF), EX264 (RAF), H-22, Armed 4KA, H-22 (Congo/FAC), 9T-P31 (Congo/FAC)

Local maintenance personnel pose in front of North American Harvard 4K H-23 at Kamina airbase in the late fifties.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT > Harvard 4KA

H-023

History

C/N

88-16076

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1962

42-84295, EZ292 (RAF), 7622 (SAAF), EZ292 (RAF), H-23, Armed 4KA, H-23 (Congo AF), 9T-P?? (Congo/FAC).

North American Harvard IIa /AT-6C H-24 of the Ecole Professionelle at Kamina airbase in the mid fifties.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-024

History

C/N

88-9748

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Jul 1954

41-33268, EX295 'RAF), 7077 (SAAF), EX295 (RAF), H-24, "Ecole Professionelle" at Kamina as instructional airframe and later Gate Guardian, scrapped.

North American Harvard IIa /AT-6C H-25 after a landing mishap on 3 February 1949.  Picture hand coloured.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-025

History

C/N

88-9756

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Nov 1956

41-33276, EX303 (RAF), 7143 (SAAF), EX303, H-25.

North American Harvard IIa / AT-6C H-26 having received a major overhaul at the Fairey plant at Gosselies.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-026

History

C/N

88-10014

Date In

Jun 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33344, EX371 (RAF), 7187 (SAAF), EX371 (RAF), H-26, OO-GEN (Cogea Nouvelle), KA-?? (Katanga AF).

 Rare picture of AT-6C Harvard H-27 (88-10532/41-33412/7282(SAAF)) which was modified for test purposes as target towing aircraft at Melsbroek. In the spring of 1956. In August 1956 the project was abandoned. The picture shows some damage to the vertical tail surfaces caused during testing.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-027

History

C/N

88--10532

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Oct 1956

41-33412, EX439 (RAF), 7282 (SAAF), EX439 (RAF), H-27, converted for target towing, project abandoned and a/c scrapped

North American AT-6C/Harvard IIa H-28 at Brustem in the late forties.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-028

History

C/N

88-10554

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33434, EX461 (RAF), 7210 (SAAF), EX461 (RAF), H-28, OO-GEO, KA-?? (Katanga AF).

A post deep-maintenance shot of North American AT-6C/Harvard IIa H-29 at Sabca - Gosselies in 1955

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-029

History

C/N

88-12127

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33606, EX633 (RAF), 7349 (SAAF), EX633 (RAF), H-29, F-BJBI, F-WJBI, F-AZBE, used for film purposes even disguised as Hellcat, F-AZHE, F-AZBE/"43-12127"- "TA-127"

A student pilot poses on North American AT-6C / Harvard IIa H-30 at Brustem airbase.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-030

History

C/N

88-12046

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33575, EX602 (RAF), 7384 (SAAF), EX602 (RAF), H-30, F-BJBJ.

Having served with the Belgian Air Force as H-31, North American AT-6C Harvard IIA OO-GER is seen at Oostende/Raversijde airport during the Easter school-holidays of 1959. The aircraft has been modified for  "Sky Writing" and is seen amid the other exotic "Cogea Nouvelle" aircraft. (Spitfire LF.9 and Gloster Meteor NF.11). This Harvard has later been sold to finally ended up with the Katangese Air Force.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-031

History

C/N

88-12327

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33634, EX661 (RAF), 7315 (SAAF), EX661 (RAF), H-31, OO-GER, KA-?? (Katanga AF)

North American AT-6C Harvard IIa H-32 in formation flight.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-032

History

C/N

88-13408

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Oct 1956

41-33733, EX760 (RAF), 7400 (SAAF), EX760 (RAF), H-32, scrapped.

North American AT-6C Harvard IIa H-33 in flight over the North Sea.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-033

History

C/N

88- 14173

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33796, EX823 (RAF), 7468 (SAAF), EX823 (RAF), H-33, F-BJBK.

North American AT-6D/Harvard III H-34 (former 41-33883) in flight over Kamina in the late fifties. This is one of the aircraft which were converted to the armed T-6-4KA configuration to serve with the "Flight Appui Feu" units in 1960.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT > Harvard 4KA

H-034

History

C/N

88-14717

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33883, EX910(RAF), 7476 (SAAF), EX910 (RAF), H-34, Armed 4KA, 9T-P?? (Congo/FAC).

 Two pilots of the Flight Appui Feu pose in front of North American AT-6D/Harvard 4KA H-35 at Kigali in the spring of 1960.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT > Harvard 4KA

H-035

History

C/N

88-14884

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

1-33912, EX939 (RAF), 7505 (SAAF), EX939 (RAF), H-35, modified into armed Harvard 4KA, 9T-P35 (FAC-Congo)

North American AT-6C Harvard IIA H-36/OO-GES at Oostende/Raversijde in the summer of 1959. This aircraft was sold as Lot 27 to Oostende based Cogea Nouvelle at a public auction on 17 September 1958. Some years later this Harvard was active with the Katanga Air Force.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-036

History

C/N

88-9689

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33246, EX273 (RAF), 7184 (SAAF), EX273 (RAF), H-36, OO-GES, KA-?? (Katanga AF)

North American AT-6C Harvard IIa H-37 warming up before a training mission at Brustem airbase in the fifties.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-037

History

C/N

88-9778

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33278, EX305 (RAF), 7115 (SAAF), EX305 (RAF), H-37, OO-GDK, 9T-P47 (FAC-Congo)

North American AT-6D Harvard III H-38 taking off from Brustem airbase.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-038

History

C/N

88-14936

Date In

May 1947

Date Out

Jan 1958

41-33919, EX946 (RAF), 7501 (SAAF), EX946, H-38, scrapped at Kamina.

North American AT-6C Harvard IIA H-39 in storage at the Brussels' Royal Army Museum in January 1975.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-039

History

C/N

88-9728

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Dec 1956

41-33265, EX292 (RAF), 7182 (SAAF), EX292 (RAF), H-39, stored at the Royal Army Museum, Vormezeele, Brasschaat,

  Former Belgian Air Force North American Harvard IIa (AT-6C-1NT) H-40 is still displayed as an eye-catcher at Wuppertal (Germany). As the property on which it stands is for sale, future for the Harvard looks rather dim - but it could be a very interesting restoration project.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-040

History

C/N

88-9811

Date In

May 1947

Date Out

Nov 1956

41-33291, EX318 (RAF), 7128 (SAAF), EX318 (RAF), H-40, F-BJBL, (D-FABY) eye -catcher Wuppertal (Germany).

 North American Harvard IIa (AT-6C-1-NT) H-41 at Brustem airbase in the early fifties.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-041

History

C/N

88-10660

Date In

Apr 1947

Date Out

Nov 1956

41-33540, EX567 (RAF), 7232 (SAAF), EX567 (RAF), H-41, scrapped.

North American AT-6C/Harvard IIa H-42 of the VVS/EPA at Brustem airbase on May 27th, 1952.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-042

History

C/N

88-12067

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33596, EX623 (RAF), 7344 (SAAF), EX623 (RAF), H-42, OO-GDL, KA-?? (Katanga AF)

North American AT-6C/Harvard IIa H-43 warming up at Brustem airbase.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-043

History

C/N

88-13598

Date In

Mar 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-33752, EX779 (RAF), 7409 (SAAF), EX779 (RAF), H-43, OO-GDM, KA-?? (Katanga Air Force.

North American AT-6D/Harvard III H-44 in formation flight in the early fifties.

Harvard III AT-6D-NT

H-044

History

C/N

88-16151

Date In

May 1947

Date Out

Aug 1958

42-84370, EZ307 (RAF), 7623 (SAAF), EZ307 (RAF), H-44, scrapped at Kamina.

 North American AT-6C/Harvard II H-45 in storage at Oostende/Raversijde airport in the summer of 1959 after it was sold as OO-GEP to Cogea Nouvelle. In 1962 this Harvard finally ended up with the Congolese Air Force,

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-045

History

C/N

88-12546

Date In

May 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33653, EX680 (RAF), 7329 (SAAF), EX680 (RAF), H-45, OO-GEP, WE2 (?) (Congo)

AT-6D/Harvard III H-46 in low level flight over Brustem airbase.

Harvard IIa AT-6C-1-NT

H-046

History

C/N

88-15119

Date In

May 1947

Date Out

May 1958

41-33967, EX994 (RAF), 7528 (SAAF), EX994 (RAF), H-46, crashed at Ans in severe snowstorm on 26 Apr 1950.

North American SNJ-4 (Harvard) H-47 at Melsbroek airbase in 1949/1950.

SNJ-4

H-047

History

C/N

88-10433

Date In

May 1947

Date Out

Nov 1956

Bu 26506 (US Navy SNJ-4), NC55725, H-47, scrapped.

 Some student pilots pose in front of North American AT-6A H-48 at Brustem airbase.

AT-6A

H-048

History

C/N

78-6562

Date In

Date Out

Aug 1958

41-16184 (USAAF AT-6A), NC55725, H-48, OO-GDN, KA-?? (Katanga Air Force).

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