Two A-27s of the 17th Pursuit Squadron at Nichols Field, Philippines, in 1941.
Role Ground attack
National origin United States
Manufacturer North American Aviation
First flight June 1940
Primary user United States Army Air Corps
Number built 10
Developed from North American T-6 Texan

The North American Aviation A-27 is an attack version of the North American T-6 Texan. Ten aircraft were ordered by Thailand as NA-69 light attack aircraft.[1]

Instead of being delivered to Thailand, the aircraft were taken over in October 1940 by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) to keep them out of Japanese hands and redesignated A-27 under the USAAC aircraft designation system. Assigned to Nichols Field in the Philippines and used as a trainer, all A-27s were destroyed within a month during the Japanese invasion of that country during World War II.


 United States

Specifications (A-27)

Data from [citation needed]

General characteristics



and 1 x rear-mounted 30 caliber machine gun

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists


  1. ^ ""North American AT-6 Texan"". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-06-24.