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From 1940 to 1945, the North American Aviation SNJ and AT-6 Texan was the advanced trainer for both the United States Army Air Forces and the United States Navy.
North American Aviation produced over 15,000 examples during the war. Canada, Australia and Sweden were licensed and built a combined total of 5,000 aircraft.
The Texan's career with the military ended in 1955. Some examples of the Texan flew with Spain, Italy, and numerous South American Countries until the early 1970s. This aircraft is on display next to the famous "Spruce Goose", actor Howard Hughes' famous wooden aircraft that flew one test flight, at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
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