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RE: ROKA - add
There seemed to be several variants of the T6 built more toward the fighter.
I was at Titusville and saw a P64 which looked much like a T6 with a razor
back fuselage. I think some of these planes were sold to Bolivia in 1942
[mailto:owner-KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu]On Behalf Of GRBroman@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 4:36 PM
Subject: RE: ROKA - add
In a message dated Wed, 27 Feb 2002 2:03:15 PM Eastern Standard Time,
"Daniel T. Fahey" <DanFahey@DanSources.com> writes:
>A version of the T6 was built by Australia using a Pratt1820 or 2000 1200hp
engine. It was
> called the Boomerang.>
Dan, that was not a version of the T-6, it used parts from a variety of
aircraft like the Wirraway. It was single seater and looks nothing like a
T-6. It was actually designed as a fighter using as many local parts as
were available. The T-6, IIRC COUL mount weapons and was used as a flight
weapons trainer by the US, Canada and GB. But we are talking maybe 2 MG's.
Now, that does not make it a combat aircraft or a fighter, it's still a
trainer, and is not classified as a combat aircraft. More comments on
Young's info later as soon as I check the source he provided. Thanks Young!