JEEP
JEEP

Manufacturer

CURTISS/WRIGHT

Markings:

Unrestored remains of original USAAF markings

Designation:

AT-9A

Serial Number:

42-56882

CURTISS/WRIGHT AT-9A JEEP

The Curtiss AT-9 was designed to transition new pilots from single engine trainers to twin engine combat aircraft such as the B-26 and P-38. A relatively difficult plane to fly and especially to land the Fledgling served well in the early years of World War II. Nearly eight hundred AT-9s were built for the Army Air Force between 1941 and 1943. After 1943, there were enough B-25 and B-26 bombers available for some of them to be used as trainers and the AT-9 was phased out of service. Very few AT-9s entered the civil market after the war and none were used for long. Only one complete AT-9 exists, located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 40 ft 4 in
  • Length: 31 ft 8 in
  • Height: 9 ft 10 in
  • Weight: 6,060 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 197 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 19,000 ft
  • Range: 750 miles
  • Engines: 2 Lycoming R-680-13 radial engines with 280 horsepower
  • Crew: 2