IImported to Australia in August 1981 and Registered as VH-HVD in 1982.
Total Time: 8972 hours
Engine: Pratt and Whitney R1340 overhauled by Covington Aircraft in October 2014
Engine hour TS0: 12 hours
Engine hours TB0: 1500 hours
Air Wolf Oil Filter
Oilamatic Engine Pre-oiler
VHF Bendix King KY196A Transceiver
The direct line of descent of the AT-6 can be traced back through a whole series of training aircraft designs that sprang from two giants of the American aviation industry of the 1930's. James H. ('Dutch') Kindleberger and John Lelan ('Lee') Atwood who navigated the North American Aviation business to the forefront of aviation design just prior to the Second World War.
Although still produced under the North American charge number NA-88, this aircraft was designated AT-6D because it switched from long established 12-volt electrical system. Deliveries of this variant commenced during the summer of 1943. Lend-Lease saw deliveries to Great Britain and many South American countries.