Propellers: 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)
Range: 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)
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.
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.