(With the likes of the Socata TBM-930 in game that shares the same engine, I believe the IFC could benefit from a turbo prop training aircraft so therefore I’ve made this feature.)
Beechcraft T-6 Texan II
is a single-engine turboprop aircraft first produced in 2000 by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (which became Hawker Beechcraft) and later Beechcraft Defense Company and was bought by Textron Aviation in 2014.
A trainer aircraft based on the Pilatus PC-9, the T-6 replaced the ageing USAF’s fleet of Cessna T-37B Tweet and the USN T-34C Turbo Mentor. The T-6A is used for basic pilot and Combat Systems Officer training by the 🇺🇸 USAF. The USN & USMC use it for primary and intermediate Naval Flight Officer Training.
It is also used by the following as a Basic, Initial & Elementary Flight Trainer:
Model 3000 - Company Demonstrator
T-6A Texan II
(Standard version for the USAF, USN, USMC and Hellenic Air Force)
T-6A NTA Texan II
(Armed version of the T-6A for the HAF (20). T-6A NTA has the capability to carry rocket pods, gun pods, external fuel tanks, and bombs)
T-6B Texan II
Upgraded version of the T-6A with a digital glass cockpit, HUD, MFD, HOTAS used at NAS Whiting Field & NAS Corpus Christi. It is also used by the USNTPS at NAS Patuxent River
Armed version of the T-6B for primary weapons training or light attack roles. It has the same digital cockpit, but upgraded to include datalink and integrated electro-optical sensors along with several weapons configurations.Engine power is increased to 1,600 shp (1193 kW) with the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-68D engine, and the structure is reinforced.
T-6C Texan II
Upgraded version of the T-6B with wing hard points, primarily designated for export sales.
T-6D Texan II
Version based on T-6B and C for the US Army for operational support, testing, utility, and chase plane roles.
CT-156 Harvard II
Version of the T-6A for NFTC with the Canadian Forces.Nearly identical to standard USAF and USN in terms of avionics, cockpit layout, and performance.
- Crew: one / two
- Length: 33 ft 4 in (10.16 m)
- Wingspan: 33 ft 5 in (10.19 m)
- Height: 10 ft 8 in (3.25 m)
- Wing area: 177.5 sq ft (16.49 m2)
- Aspect ratio: 6.29:1
- Empty weight: 4,707 lb (2,135 kg)
- Gross weight: 6,300 lb (2,858 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 6,500 lb (2,948 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 149.0 Imp gal (677.5 liters, 1200 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68, 1,100 shp (820 kW)
- Propellers: 4-bladed Hartzell HC-E4A-2 Hub with E9612 blades, 8 ft 1 in (2.46 m) diameter
- Cruise speed: 320 mph (510 km/h, 280 kn)
- Never exceed speed: 364 mph (586 km/h, 316 kn)
- Range: 1,000 mi (1,700 km, 900 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 31,000 ft (9,400 m)
- g limits: +7.0g −3.5g