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Seversky AT-12

The Seversky 2PA is the two-seat version of the single seat P-35 model manufactured by the Seversky Company, which was later reformed under the name Republic Aviation. In 1935-39, Seversky sold 20 of the aircraft to Japan. The Japanese Navy designated as these as ASV-1 s. Later, Sweden ordered 52 which carried the designation B6.

In June of 1940, the United States government ordered an embargo on the sale of U.S. made aircraft to all foreign countries except Britain. Sweden had received two aircraft of their order, and the remaining 50 were sold to the United States Army Air Corps and designated the AT-12 Guardsman. It is unlikely that any AT-12 served as an advanced trainer, however, as most were allocated during World War 2 to USAAF base commanding officers as fast transport aircraft.

Planes of Fame Air Museum's AT-12 last served as the base commander's aircraft at Lowery Air Base, Denver, CO.

This aircraft is the only flyable AT-12 in the world.


Status: Flyable Length: 27 ft. 8 in.
Manufacturer: Seversky Height: 9 ft. 9 in.
Year: 1934 Maximum Speed: 285 mph
Model: AT-12 Guardsman
Cruise Speed: 260 mph
Serial Number: 483-38
Power Plant: 1-1,050hp Pratt & Whitney R1830 air-cooled
radial engine
Crew: 2 Range: 1,150 miles
Max T/O Weight: 7,000 lb. Service Ceiling: 31,400 ft.
Span: 41 ft. 0 in. Armament: Two 0.50-cal machine guns mounted above engine