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Thailand inducts a dozen T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft

26th September 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The RTAF has commissioned its full complement of 12 T-6C Texan II trainers, but AT-6 light attack aircraft are still awaited. (Photo: RTAF)

Thailand's air force can now train pilots on a dozen T-6C Texan II trainers, most of which underwent final assembly in the country.

On 22 August, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) commissioned a dozen Textron Aviation T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft at the force’s Flying Training School in Nakhon Pathom Province.

The new aircraft, known by the nomenclature of T-6TH, will be operated by the Advanced Training Squadron of the school’s Flight Training Division.

The ceremony marked commissioning of a T-6 flight simulator training building at the same base.

Following the signing of a THB5.195 billion ($162 million) direct commercial sale contract in October 2020, the first pair of aircraft was officially welcomed into Thailand on 14 November 2022.

The full complement

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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