SNJ, T-6, Harvard, an old friend.
My association with this type began when as a kid when I lived close to Flushing airport in Queens N.Y. A small private airport at that time[ 1960’s and ’70’s] the skytyping team, flying SNJ-2’s operated out of there. They were painted red at that time. Watching and hearing their five plane formations land and take off was great. The end of the runway crossed over 20th ave. where we’d park our bikes to watch as they landed or took off. A few years later I went to an aviation trade high school where we got to abuse ex Navy SNJ-5’s learning aircraft mechanics, in our senior year we even got run one up , cool! So call it Texan, T-6, SNJ, or Harvard, I’ve got soft spot in my heart for it
The 1/48 Monogram kit I did in the eighties,when the skytypers were sponsored by a beer company, The 1/72 testors is an older build as well, done with spare decals.
I’ve included Aurora’s and Hawk kit instructions alas the kits are no more
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