North American XSN2J

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North American XSN2J-1 in flight 1947.jpg
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

  • Crew: Two (student and instructor)
  • Length: 32 ft (9.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft (12 m)
  • Wing area: 236 sq ft (21.9 m2)
  • Empty weight: 5,500 lb (2,495 kg)
  • Gross weight: 7,500 lb (3,402 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820-78 Cyclone radial, 1,100 hp (820 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed


  • Maximum speed: 270 mph (435 km/h; 235 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 190 mph (306 km/h; 165 kn)
  • Range: 1,600 mi (1,390 nmi; 2,575 km)
  • Service ceiling: 30,000 ft (9,100 m) service

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. New York: Popular Science Publishing Co. 150 (5): 104. May 1947. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, E.R. 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.
  • Silich, Rob. "North American Aviation T-28 Trojan: The Last Great Warbird?" KiwiFlyer Issue 6. New Zealand Warbirds Association.
  • Bridges, Derek. SN - Scout Trainer Aircraft, U.S. Military Aircraft and Weapon Designations.

External links

  • North American XSN2J-1, Ed Coates Collection.
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