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North American XSN2J

The North American XSN2J-1, also known by the company designation NA-142, was developed for the United States Navy as a replacement for the SNJ Texan as an advanced scout-trainer.

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.

The similar T-28 Trojan would later be ordered to fill the Navy’s requirement for a new trainer.





32 ft (9.8 m)


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)


1 × Wright R-1820-78 Cyclone radial, 1,100 hp (820 kW)


3-bladed Hamilton Standard Hydromatic constant-speed propeller, 10 ft 9+1⁄2 in (3.29 m) diameter


Maximum speed

270 mph (430 km/h, 230 kn)

Cruise speed

190 mph (310 km/h, 170 kn)

Stall speed

75 mph (121 km/h, 65 kn)


1,600 mi (2,600 km, 1,400 nmi)

Service ceiling

30,000 ft (9,100 m) service

Rate of climb

2,000 ft/min (10 m/s).



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