Intersting the COIN aircraft.
provided some Designers on the PA48 Piper project.
trials they did as well as the A20 ...
Cavailer had built a few TurboProp supposedly had a top speed of
privateers COINed practically every US Prop AC we had in the
proved so useful that we wore them out.
Wondering what happened to all the ww2 aircraft that we gave the French
IIRC the AT-6 could be
fitted with one .30 Browing in the right wing for advanced gunnery training.
Smoke rockets were a later option for the USAF "Mosquito" controllers.
Compared to a Yak-9D with its armament of a 23mm or 37mm engine mounted cannon
and two 12.7mm machine guns is not really a fair fight, ignoring the fact that
it was about 150 mph slower.
Nevertheless, it was not what one
could later call a COIN aircraft either -- the "AT-28s" in Vietnam carried
twin .50 pods and rocket pods or 250 lb bombs.