Curtiss/Wright AT-9A Jeep

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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