Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAAC Seversky AT-12 Guardsman & the Curtiss P-36 Hawk Flying Debut

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Planes of Fame in Chino, California operate a very unique 1930’s era aircraft in their flying collection. A Seversky AT-12 Guardsman (USAAC 2 seat advanced training version of the P-35 fighter), which is the only flying example in the world.

Seversky AT-12 Guardsman Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 Seversky AT-12 Guardsman

The only flying Seversky AT-12 Guardsman The only flying Seversky AT-12 Guardsman

Seversky AT-12 Guardsman on the flightline at the Sunday Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 Seversky AT-12 Guardsman on the flightline at the Sunday Planes of Fame Airshow 2015

The USAAC operated 50 AT-12’s. Originally they were ordered by Sweden but an arms embargo in 1940 resulted in them being purchased by the Army (Sweden ordered 52 but only received 2 before the ban). Although intended as an advanced trainer, according to Planes of Fame most of them ended up being a fast transport for base commanders during World War Two (this one, Serial Number 483-38 was last used in this role at Lowery Air Base in Denver, Colorado).

The Seversky AT-12 Guardsman is prepared for flight Planes of Fame 2015 The Seversky AT-12 Guardsman is prepared for flight

The Seversky AT-12 Guardsman rolls out for a flying display at the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 The…

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