U.S. Navy SNJ "Texan" Aircraft Scrapping Field
|During the summer of 1999, QuestMasters Musuem was present for one of the last large lots of untouched
vintage World War Two aircraft that were being scrapped. These aircraft were found in their original wartime
paint schemes. Roughly twenty, nearly complete U.S. Navy SNJ "Texan" Aircraft (U.S. Army Air Force version
AT-6) were being scrapped. These aircraft have sat since the late 1950's in Pensacola, Florida after being
surplus by the U.S. War Department.
|Seven "Texan" tail sections, above left photo.
This photo was taken by QuestMasters Musem just prior to scrapping. The rare SNJ-5B is seen in the front of
the photo prior to recovery.
A large pile of SNJ control surfaces, above right photo.
|One of the several rows of "Texan" wings, above left photo.
There are over a dozen pairs of wings in the above left photo. Note that some of the wings are unpainted, while others are
painted in Navy training yellow.
Engine cowlings being pushed into the mobile crushing machine, above right photo.
Some of the cowling sections are unpainted, while others are painted in Navy training yellow.
|Stacked piles of "Texan" wing center sections, above photo.
These wings have been stacked for destruction. In this photo are over 20 wing center sections that were destroyed.
|All of the aircraft shown in the above photos were scrapped during the summer of
1999. None of the aircraft remain at this scrap field in Pensacola, Florida.