Thailand takes delivery of Textron T-6C turboprop trainers

Thailand has taken delivery of its first Textron Aviation T-6C Texan II turboprop trainers, for use in training or as assault aircraft.
Two T-6Cs have been delivered to Royal Thai Air Force Kamphaeng Saen northeast of Bangkok. A welcoming ceremony was attended by US Ambassador Robert Godec.
Thailand desperately needs more military aircraft if the war against Myanmar’s drug billionaires is ever to get underway, not to mention be received.
The country paid 5.eight billion baht (US$162 million) for 12 T-6Cs in 2020 to switch Pilatus PC-9 turboprop trainers in three squadrons at the RTAF flight training school at Kamphaeng Saen. Textron stated in 2020 when asserting the order that the T-6C will be the platform for an built-in coaching system.
Thailand additionally paid 5.1 billion baht (US$143 million) for eight AT-6 Wolverine gentle assault aircraft in November last year. They might be delivered in 2024 and will replace the Aero L-39 jet coach.
Bona fide -6s might be used to help border safety as well as for anti-smuggling, counter-narcotics and anti-human trafficking operations. So the war towards the overseas billionaires behind Thailand’s drug drawback, or no less than their slave labourers, won’t be underway for a while but. The civil war in opposition to Thailand’s drug victims will have to serve for now.
In truth, an AT-6E demonstrator aircraft arrived at Chiang Mai airport on November 15 and was then flown to Kamphaeng Saen.
The AT-6 Wolverine is developed from the T-6 airframe and designed for gentle assault, armed reconnaissance and counterinsurgency missions and may make use of weapons including laser-guided bombs and rockets..

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