Role Trainer aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer North American Aviation
First flight 10 February 1947
Status Cancelled
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 2
Developed into T-28 Trojan

The North American XSN2J-1, also known by the company designation NA-142, was developed for the United States Navy by North American Aviation as a replacement for the SNJ Texan as an advanced scout-trainer.[1] Designed in competition with the Fairchild XNQ, the XSN2J-1 first flew on 15 February 1947, two aircraft being evaluated by the Navy. Neither aircraft were considered satisfactory in evaluations; in addition, restrictions on the Navy's budget meant that the aircraft could not be ordered at the time, and the program was cancelled in 1948.[2] The similar T-28 Trojan would later be ordered to fill the Navy's requirement for a new trainer.[2]


Data from [2]

General characteristics


See also

Three-view of XSN2J-1

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists


  1. ^ "Trainer is Missing Link". Popular Science. 150 (5). New York: Popular Science Publishing Co.: 104 May 1947. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, E.R. (18 February 2015). American Military Training Aircraft: Fixed and Rotary-Wing Trainers Since 1916. Lloyd S. Jones. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-7864-7094-5. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  3. ^ a b c Bridgman 1948, p. 304c