The SNJ Texan AT-6 was a Navy and Army advanced trainer. From 1938-1945 15,495 were built.
The U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998 used the Lochheed SR-7 Blackbird. A total of 32 planes were built. This two man supersonic plane can reach speeds over Mach 3 at an altitude of 80,000 feet.
The Cutiss JN-4H, AKA Jenny, had a 180 HP engine with a wingspan of 43′ and 7″. This plane had a top speed of 75 MPH.
On August 6, 1945 the Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb. This Boeing B-29 Superfortress was piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets. Tibbets name the plane after his mother. The Enola Gay is on display at the National Air and Space Museum outside of Washington D.C..
A common military designation was PT-17: “Primary Trainer”. Many World War II pilots got their first airplane ride in this aircraft.
450 HP Stearman
450 HP Stearman Blur
Sopwith Camel 1
A World War II navy training plane, Pensacola, Florida.
A photo of a trainer plane used by the Tuskegee Airman. Tuskegee airman used this plane during training at Moton Field, Alabama. This PT-13D Stearman is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum outside of Washington D.C..