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Backbone of Victory

Speedy wartime production of airplanes was critical to the defense of the country. Just as important was the speedy production of pilots. This put extraordinary pressure on training aircraft. They had to not only be economical, quickly manufactured and durable but had to recreate realistic flying conditions to prepare fliers for much more powerful fighters and bombers. Some trainers were such great performers they actually doubled as combat aircraft.

L-39C Albatross

PT-22 Recruit

T-6G Texan