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Encyclopedia > North American Aviation
North American Aviation
Image:NorthAmericanAviation.png
Fate merger
Successor Rockwell International
Founded 1928
Defunct 1996
Location
Industry aerospace
Parent General Motors Corporation (1933-1948)

North American Aviation was a major US aircraft manufacturer. The company was responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, and the X-15 rocket plane, as well as Apollo Command and Service Module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer. Through a series of mergers and sales, North American Aviation is now part of Boeing. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that entered service with Allied air forces in the middle years of World War II. The P-51 became one of the conflicts most successful and recognizable aircraft. ... An A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. ... Lt. ... The B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most recognizable and famous bombers of World War II. A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... The North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic combat aircraft developed for the US Air Force. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... Description Role: Research Aircraft Crew: one, pilot Dimensions Length: 50. ... A rocket plane is an aircraft that uses a rocket for propulsion, sometimes in addition to jet engines. ... For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... Apollo Spacecraft: Command Module, Service Module, Lunar Module. ... For the moon designated Saturn V, see Rhea. ... A Soyuz rocket, at Baikonur launch pad. ... NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... The B-1 Lancer is an American strategic bomber with variable geometry wings. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Boeing. ...

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History

The North American XB-70 Valkyrie
The North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Clement Melville Keys founded North American on December 6, 1928, as a holding company that bought and sold interests in various airlines and aviation-relation companies. However, the Air Mail Act of 1934 forced the breakup of such holding companies. The upshot was that North American became a manufacturing company run by James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger (who had been recruited from Douglas Aircraft Company), although it retained Eastern Air Lines until 1938. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (958x768, 116 KB) North American XB-70, NASA picture Source: http://www1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (958x768, 116 KB) North American XB-70, NASA picture Source: http://www1. ... The North American XB-70 Valkyrie was conceived for the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s as a high-altitude bomber that could fly three times the speed of sound (Mach 3). ... Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) who as a financier who was involved with founding of aviation companies Curtiss-Wright, China National Aviation Corporation, North American Aviation and TWA. Keys was born in Canada and attended Toronto University and taught classics there before becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal... December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... The Air Mail Scandal is the name that the American press of the 1930s gave to the results of a meeting (the so-called Spoils Conference) of Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown and the executives of the top airlines, effectively dividing among them the air mail routes, and to the... James H. Dutch Kindelberger (May 8, 1895 - July 27, 1962) was an aviation pioneer. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline that existed from the late 1920s until 1991. ...


General Motors Corporation took a controlling interest in NAA and merged it with its General Aviation division in 1933, but retaining the name North American Aviation. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ...


Kindelberger moved the company's operations to southern California, which allowed flying year-round, and decided to focus on training aircraft, on the theory that it would be easier than trying to compete with established companies. Its first planes were the GA-15 observation plane and the GA-16 trainer, followed by the O-47 and BT-9. The BC-1 of 1937 was North American's first combat aircraft. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... North American O-47B at National Museum of the United States Air Force The North American O-47 was an observation airplane used by the United States Army Air Corps. ... North American BT-9B at National Museum of the United States Air Force The North American BT-9 was a monoplane primary trainer aircraft that served with the United States Army Air Corps and other allied countries during World War II. It was a contemporary of the Kaydet biplane trainer. ... This or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The North American P-51 Mustang
The North American P-51 Mustang

Like other manufacturers, North American started gearing up for war in 1940, opening factories in Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, and Kansas City, Kansas. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2658x1614, 546 KB)OVER VIRGINA -- Ed Shipley flies a P-51 Mustang in a heritage flight during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Va. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2658x1614, 546 KB)OVER VIRGINA -- Ed Shipley flies a P-51 Mustang in a heritage flight during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Va. ... The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that entered service with Allied air forces in the middle years of World War II. The P-51 became one of the conflicts most successful and recognizable aircraft. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Nickname: Location in Wyandotte, County in the state of Kansas. ...


North American's follow-on to the BT-9 was the T-6 Texan trainer, of which 17,000 were built, making it the most widely used trainer ever. The twin-engine B-25 Mitchell bomber achieved fame in the Doolittle Raid and was used in all theaters. The A-36 Apache was developed as a ground attack aircraft and dive bomber. Originally powered by an Allison engine, a suggestion by the RAF that North American switch to the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine may have been one of the most significant events in WWII aviation, as it produced the P-51 Mustang, considered by many to be the best American fighter of the war. The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... Lt. ... Combatants  United States  Japan Commanders James H. Doolittle Hideki Tojo Strength 16 B-25 Mitchells Unknown number of troops and homeland defense Casualties 3 dead, 8 POWs (4 died in captivity); 5 interned in USSR all 16 B-25s About 50 dead, 400 injured Lt. ... The North American Invader (not to be confused with the same name given to the Douglas A-26) was the RAF name for the A-36 ground-attack/dive-bomber version of the North American P-51 Mustang, from which it could be distinguished by the rectangular, slatted dive-brakes... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Merlin was a 12 cylinder, 60° V, 27 litre, liquid cooled piston aircraft engine built during World War II by Rolls-Royce and under licence in the United States by Packard. ... The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that entered service with Allied air forces in the middle years of World War II. The P-51 became one of the conflicts most successful and recognizable aircraft. ...


Post-war, North American's employment dropped from a high of 91,000 to 5,000 in 1946. Two years later in 1948, General Motors divested NAA as a public company. Nevertheless, it continued with new designs, including the T-28 Trojan trainer and attack aircraft, the odd-looking P-82 Twin Mustang, B-45 Tornado jet bomber, the FJ Fury fighter, AJ Savage, the revolutionairy XB-70 Valkyrie Mach-3 strategic bomber, Shrike Commander, and T-39 Sabreliner business jet. The North American T-28 Trojan was a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States armed forces in the 1950s and into the early 1970s. ... The F-82 Twin Mustang was a long-range escort fighter and Night Fighter created by joining two North American P-51 Mustangs at the wings. ... The North American B-45 Tornado was the United States Air Forces first operational jet bomber, and the first jet aircraft to be refueled in the air. ... North American FJ-4 Fury. ... On June 24, 1946, the U.S. Navy awarded North American Aviation a contract to build the aircraft that would become the AJ Savage. ... The North American XB-70 Valkyrie was conceived for the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s as a high-altitude bomber that could fly three times the speed of sound (Mach 3). ... The North American T-39 Sabreliner was a trainer version of the commercial North American Aviation Sabreliner used both by the US Air Force and the US Navy. ...


The Columbus, Ohio division of North American Aviation was instrumental in the exclusive development and production of North American's A-5 Vigilante, an advanced high speed bomber that would see significant use as a Naval reconnaissance aircraft during the Vietnam War, the OV-10 Bronco, the first aircraft specifically designed for forward air control (FAC), and counter-insurgency (COIN) duties, and the T-2 Buckeye Naval trainer, which would serve from the late 1950s until 2005 and be flown in training by virtually every Naval pilot for four decades. The Buckeye's name would be an acknowledgement to the state tree of Ohio, as well as the mascot of the Ohio State University. Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... The North American A3J/A-5 Vigilante was a powerful, highly advanced carrier-based supersonic bomber designed for the US Navy. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Counter-insurgency is the combating of insurgency, by the government (or allies) of the territory in which the insurgency takes place. ... The North American T-2 Buckeye was the United States Navys intermediatetraining aircraft, introducing Student Naval Aviators to jets. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducation public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


The F-86 Sabre started out as a redesigned Fury and achieved fame shooting down MiGs in the Korean War. Over 9,000 F-86s were produced. Its successor, the F-100 Super Sabre, was also popular. The North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic combat aircraft developed for the US Air Force. ... Mig may refer to: Mikoyan or MiG, formerly Mikoyan-Gurevich, a Russian military aircraft manufacturer Gas metal arc welding, also called MIG welding Mig Greengard, an online chess columnist (Mig on Chess) Main Industrial Groupings classification in trade statistics Mig Ayesa, an Australian singer-songwriter. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... F-100A Super Sabre The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a jet fighter aircraft that served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the ANG until 1979. ...


The rocket engine division spun off into a separate company, Rocketdyne, in 1955, but North American designed and built the X-15. F-1 rocket engine Rocketdyne is a United States company that designs and produces rocket engines that use liquid propellants. ... The North American X-15 rocket plane was part of the USAF/NASA/USN X-series of experimental aircraft, including also the Bell X-1. ...


The cancellation of the F-107 and F-108 programs in the late 1950s, as well as the cancellation of the Navaho intercontinental cruise missile program, was a blow to North American from which it never fully recovered. In 1960, the new CEO Lee Atwood decided to focus on the space program, and the company was the chief contractor for the Apollo Command/Service Module and the second stage of the Saturn V. However, the Apollo 1 fire in January 1967 was partly blamed on the company, and in March they merged with Rockwell-Standard, then known as North American Rockwell. The company changed its name to Rockwell International and named its aircraft division North American Aircraft Operations in 1973.[1] The YF-107 (Ultra Sabre) was North American Aviations entry for a USAF tactical fighter-bomber design competition of the 1950s. ... The North American Aviation XF-108 Rapier was a proposed design for a long-range, high-speed interceptor aircraft to defend the United States and Canada from Soviet bombers. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The SM-64 Navaho was the last-built in a line of intermediate-range ballistic missiles designed by North American Aviation in the late 1950s for the U.S. Air Force. ... John Leland Lee Atwood (October 26, 1904 - March 5, 1999) was an engineer and manager in the aerospace industry. ... Human spaceflight is space exploration with a human crew, and possibly passengers (in contrast to unmanned space missions, which are remotely-controlled or robotic space probes). ... The Command/Service Module (CSM) was a spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation. ... For the moon designated Saturn V, see Rhea. ... Apollo One is the official name given to the Apollo/Saturn 204 (AS-204) spacecraft, destroyed by fire during a training exercise on January 27, 1967, at Pad 34 (Launch Complex 34 at Cape Canaveral - then known as Cape Kennedy) atop a Saturn IB rocket. ... Rockwell International was the ultimate incarnation of a series of companies under the sphere of influence of Willard Rockwell, who had made his fortune after the invention and successful launch of a new bearing system for truck axles in 1919. ...


Boeing merger

In December 1996, the defense and space divisions of Rockwell International (including the North American Aviation and Rocketdyne divisions) were sold to Boeing, which integrated the product lines into their Integrated Defense Systems division. Rocketdyne was eventually sold by Boeing to UTC Pratt & Whitney, in 2005. Rockwell International was the ultimate incarnation of a series of companies under the sphere of influence of Willard Rockwell, who had made his fortune after the invention and successful launch of a new bearing system for truck axles in 1919. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Boeing. ... Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (Boeing IDS), based in St. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ...


Aircraft

  • NA-15 O-47
  • NA-16
  • NA-18
  • NA-19 BT-9 for USAAC
  • NA-19A BT-9A for USAAC
  • NA-20 NA-16-2H for Honduras
  • NA-21 XB-21
  • NA-22
  • NA-23 BT-9B for USAAC
  • NA-26 BC-1 for USAAC
  • NA-27 NA-16-2H for Holland
  • NA-28 NJ-1 for USN
  • NA-29 BT-9C for USAAC
  • NA-30 Y1BT-10 for USAAC
  • NA-31 NA-16-4M for Sweden
  • NA-32 NA-16-1A for Australia
  • NA-33 NA-16-2K for Australia
  • NA-34 NA-16-4P for Argentina
  • NA-35 Vega
  • NA-36 BC-1 USAAC
  • NA-37 NA-16-4R for Japan
  • NA-38 NA-16-4M for Sweden
  • NA-40
  • NA-41 NA-16-4 for China
  • NA-42 NA-16-2A for Honduras
  • NA-43 NA-16-1G for Brazil (Cancelled)
  • NA-44 Light attack dive bomber
  • NA-45 NA-16-1GV for Venezuela
  • NA-46 for Brazil
  • NA-47 NA-16-4RW for Japan
  • NA-48 NA-16-3C for China
  • NA.49 & 61 NA-16-1E Harvard I
  • NA-54 BC-2 USAAC
  • NA-56 for China
  • NA-57 for France
  • NA-58 BT-14
  • NA-62 B-25 Mitchell
  • NA-63 XB-28 Dragon
  • NA.64 Yale for France
  • NA-68 P-64
  • NA-73 A-36 Apache
  • NA-73 P-51 Mustang
  • NA-88 AT-6C Texan
  • NA-120 P-82 Twin Mustang
  • NA-121 T-6F Texan & SNJ-6
  • NA-130 B-45 Tornado
  • NA-145 Navion
  • NA-146 AJ Savage
  • NA-157 YF-93
  • NA-159 T-28
  • NA-163 A2J Savage
  • NA-168 T-6G Texan
  • NA-179 FJ Fury
  • NA-180 F-100 Super Sabre
  • NA-190 F-86D Sabre Dog
  • NA-212 F-107
  • NA-233 A3J Vigilante
  • NA-240 X-15
  • NA-140 F-86 Sabre
  • NA-241 T-2 Buckeye
  • NA-244 FJ-4 Fury
  • NA-257 XF-108 Rapier
  • NA-265 Sabreliner
  • NA-278 XB-70 Valkryie
  • NA-300 OV-10 Bronco
  • X-10

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The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... Lt. ... The XB-28 Dragon (North American model NA-63) was a plane proposed by the North American Aviation to fill a strong need in the United States Army Air Corps for a high-altitude medium bomber. ... The North American NA-16 was the first trainer aircraft built by North American Aviation, Inc. ... The designator North American P-64 was assigned by the U.S. Army Air Corps to six North American model NA-68 aircraft seized by the US government that were destined for Thailand when Thailand was invaded by Japanese forces in World War II. The North American NA-68 was... The North American Invader (not to be confused with the same name given to the Douglas A-26) was the name for the A-36 ground-attack/dive-bomber version of the North American P-51 Mustang, from which it could be distinguished by the rectangular, slatted dive brakes both... The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that entered service with Allied air forces in the middle years of World War II. The P-51 became one of the conflicts most successful and recognizable aircraft. ... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... The F-82 Twin Mustang was a long-range escort fighter and Night Fighter created by joining two North American P-51 Mustangs at the wings. ... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... The North American B-45 Tornado was the United States Air Forces first operational jet bomber, and the first jet aircraft to be refueled in the air. ... A Ryan Navion photographed near Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada in 2005. ... On June 24, 1946, the U.S. Navy awarded North American Aviation a contract to build the aircraft that would become the AJ Savage. ... The North American YF-93 was an American fighter aircraft which was a development of the F-86 Sabre that became so different that it received its own designation after a short time with the designation F-86C. The YF-93A was intended to compete with the XF-88 Voodoo... The North American T-28 Trojan was a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States armed forces in the 1950s and into the early 1970s. ... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... North American FJ-4 Fury. ... F-100A Super Sabre The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a jet fighter aircraft that served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the ANG until 1979. ... Specifications (YF-107A) General Characteristics Crew: one pilot Length: 61 ft 10 in (18. ... The North American A3J/A-5 Vigilante was a powerful, highly advanced carrier-based supersonic bomber designed for the US Navy. ... The North American X-15 rocket plane was part of the USAF/NASA/USN X-series of experimental aircraft, including also the Bell X-1. ... The North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic combat aircraft developed for the US Air Force. ... The North American T-2 Buckeye was the United States Navys intermediatetraining aircraft, introducing Student Naval Aviators to jets. ... The North American Aviation XF-108 Rapier was a proposed design for a long-range, high-speed interceptor aircraft to defend the United States and Canada from Soviet bombers. ... The North American T-39 Sabreliner was a trainer version of the commercial North American Aviation Sabreliner used both by the US Air Force and the US Navy. ... The North American XB-70 Valkyrie was conceived for the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s as a high-altitude bomber that could fly three times the speed of sound (Mach 3). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... X10 is a communication protocol for remote control of electrical devices. ...

References

  1. ^ Rockwell International history 1970-1986
  • Hagedorn, Dan. North American NA-16/AT-6/SNJ. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press, 1997. ISBN 0-933424-84-1.
  • Fletcher, David & Macphail, Doug. Harvard - The North American Trainers in Canada. Dundas, ON:DCF Flying Books, ISBN 0-9693825-0-2

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North American Aviation, Inc. was an aircraft manufacturer from the 1930s to 1967, when it merged with Rockwell-Standard Corporation to become North American Rockwell Corporation.
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