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HISTORY

  • 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 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 USAAC base commanding officers as fast transport aircraft.

 

DISTINCTION

  • Planes of Fame Air Museum's AT-12 is the only flyable AT-12 in the world. The Museum's AT-12 last served as the base commander's aircraft at Lowery Air Base, Denver, CO. This USAAF black and white image of the Museum's AT-12 from June 1941 shows the recovery following a crash. 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Status: Flyable
Manufacturer: Seversky Aviation
Year: 1940
Model: 2PA/AT-12 Guardsman
Registration Number: NX55539
Serial Number:  41-17529
Crew: 2
Max T/O Weight: 7,000 lb.
Span: 41 ft. 0 in.
Length: 27 ft. 8 in.
Height: 9 ft. 9 in.
Maximum Speed: 285 mph
Cruise Speed: 260 mph
Rate of Climb: 1920 ft/min
Power Plant: 1-1,050hp Pratt & Whitney R1830 air-cooled radial engine
Range: 1,150 miles
Service Ceiling: 31,400 ft.
Armament: Two 0.50-cal machine guns mounted above engine

 

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