(Editor's note: The exact text contained on pages 116 of this year's edition of The Contrails is seen here.)
T-6A Texan II
Function: Entry-Level Pilot Trainer
Service Date: 2001
Speed: 320 mph Crew: Two
Production: 446 Inventory: 446
Commentary: The Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) T-6A Texan II is based on the Swiss Pilatus PC-9 aircraft. The USAF is exploring the purchase of a lightattack variant AT-6) for deployment in coordination with allied countries.