Curtiss AT-9A 'Fledgeling'
|  Base model:||AT-9|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1924-1948|
|  Basic role:||Advanced Trainer|
|  Length:|| 31' 8"|| 9.6 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 40' 4"|| 12.2 m|
|  Gross Weight:|| 6,065 lb|| 2,750 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 2|
|  Powerplant:|| Lycoming R-680-11|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 295|
|  Max Speed:|| 197 mph|| 317 km/h|| 171 kt|
Known serial numbers
Examples of this type may be found at
AT-9A on display
United States Air Force Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
| tod dickey|
| Can anuone tell me the cruise fuel consumption of the AT-9A
and the appoximate % power? I am trying to get info on the Lycomong R-680-11 engine (R-680-E3A).
01/31/2010 @ 07:49 [ref: 25657]
| ANTONE BOVINICH|
| THE PICTURE I WAS REFERRING TO WAS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. |
12/25/2009 @ 09:12 [ref: 25467]
| Jack L Gilbert|
Rio Rancho, NM
| Mr. Bovinitch is correct. The twin-tailed aircraft pictured is a Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan, not a Curtiss AT-9 Fledgling. |
02/06/2009 @ 20:32 [ref: 23642]
| G. L. Shaver|
| Aircraft pictured is an AT-9 contrary to Mr. Bovitch |
02/04/2009 @ 10:56 [ref: 23631]
| PICTURE SHOWN IS NOT AN AT-9 ,IT IS AN AT11 BOMBARDIER CADET TRAINING AIRCRAFT. I FLEW CADETS AT DEMING AF BASE,WE CARRIED 10 PRACTICE BOMBS AND 3 CADETS ON EACH FLIGHT.
WE FLEW NIGHT AND DAY MISSIONS.
05/13/2008 @ 11:55 [ref: 20862]
| David Curtis|
Winston Salem, NC
| Does anyone know of a training squadron that used a Curtiss AT-9 which was marked as follows: bare metal fuselage and wings, red and white alternating stripes on the cowlings running from fore to aft, and on the fuselage black, block style large numerals Y-255. I'm trying to find information about the unit this aricraft was used in, the airfield where it was stationed, and the time period in which it operated. |
02/24/2007 @ 19:50 [ref: 15660]
| ANTONE BOVINICH|
DALLAS TEXAS, TX
| I INSTRUCTED ADVANCE STUDENTS INSTRUMENT FLYING AT DOUGLAS AIR FORCE BASE ARIZONA IN AT-9 AIRCRAFT IN 1943 AND EARLY 1944.I LOVED THAT AIRCRAFT, ONLY DURING WINTER YOU PRACTICALL FROZE FLYING THE AIRPLANE, IT HAD NO ISULATION TO KEEP OUT THE COLD AND A VERY SORRY HEATER.
IT IS VERY SAD THAT ONLY ONE OF MANY BUILT , IS STILL AROUND TODAY, AND THAT ONE IS AT WPAFB.
A.J. "TONY" BOVINICH
07/17/2005 @ 21:05 [ref: 10777]
| Robert Dubowsky|
| Your description of the AT-9 shows a crew of 4. This is in error as this aircraft was a two place advanced trainer. I had the privilege of flying the AT-9 at Moody Field (Moody AFB, now) during November and December 1943 where I won my pilot wings in December of that year. Enjoyed your site. |
09/01/2001 @ 16:40 [ref: 3088]
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