Havard, Texan, J-Bird, T-6, whatever name you gave the aircraft, it was the right place, in the right place, at the right time. One of the most important aircraft to emerge from the 1930's, it proved to be an excellent training machine for fledging pilots throughout the world. So adaptable was the design that it was used to teach carrier landings, aerial fixed gunnery, glide bombing, flexible hand-held gunnery, aerial photography, instrument flying & advanced military flying. It was safe, reliable, challenging and a perfect machine for transition from elementary trainers to the front-line P-40's, P-51's & similar "hot ships" of the period.
For almost twenty years it taught American military pilots to fly & it still serves today with the air forces of several nations. The Incredible T-6 Pilot Maker by Jeff Ethell & Walt Ohlrich documents for the first time, the fascinating story of this important aircraft.
First edition hardback book and dust jacket in fine condition. Black and white photographs throughout.