|United States Navy
North American SNJ-5B Advanced Trainer
Navy BuNo: SNJ-5B 84947
|Port side of SNJ-5B 84947, above photo.
The Army Air Force AT-6D "Texan" cockpit section shown above was recovered from Tennessee for the restoration of this SNJ.
|This AT-6 cockpit section (left photo) was recovered from Oahu, Hawaii after the filming of an episode of the T.V. Series
This AT-6 was modified to look like a P-40 Warhawk for an episode where "Magnum" climbs to the crest of a mountain to seek
clarity. "SLEEPY TIME GAL" (right photo) was the nose art that was painted on the side of the "P-40" (AT-6) during the filming
of this episode of Magnum P.I.
The cockpit tubing on this AT-6 section will be used to repair the damaged AT-6D cockpit for SNJ-5B 84947.
|Center wing section, left photo.
The center section is in very good condition (seen here from the bottom) but does have some surface corrosion. The fuel
tanks remain in place, but the landing gear have been removed.
The original U.S. Navy serial number remains painted on the tail: SNJ-5B 84947, right photo.
The original serial number and Navy Training Yellow paint scheme shown here were probably applied to the aircraft after it was
as redesignated as SNJ-5B in March 1955.
After years of exposure to the elements, the previous paint schemes that 84947 carried are clearly shown.
Under the numbers 849 are the letters U.S. and under the number 7 is the first letter N of the word NAVY.
|SNJ-5B outer wing sections (minus wing tips), left photo.
These wings were found in the same scrapping field as 84847, but
may not be from this specific aircraft.
The post 1947 "Star and Bars" are painted over the original wartime
examples which were exposed due to sunlight fading (note the
bottom wing surface closest to the wall showing both insignia).
The right wing still contains the .30 caliber machine-gun mount (for
gunnery training) and traces of stenciling for practice bomb
|The three piece canopy section, left photo. Firewall section, right photo.
|Pilot's instrument panel, left photo. Co-pilot's instrument panel, right photo.
|Seat back cushion, left photo. NOS cockpit windshield assembly, center photo. Pilot's control stick
assembly, right photo.
The seat back cushion could also be used for flotation. Note early stenciling on cushion face:
"U.S. AIR CORPS"
|Starboard Cockpit Skin, left photo. Main Landing Gear Fairing, right photo.
|Main Landing Gear, above photo.
The starboard side leg is shown on the top and the port side leg is shown on the bottom. Both gear
are pictured from the rear.
|MK 41 MOD 1 Navy Practice Bomb, above top photo.
M38A2 Practice 100LB Bomb, bottom of photo.
|United States Navy SNJ-5B BuNo 84947:
Manufacturer: North American Aviation contract N.Aer 20000-51
Accepted: July 5th 1944
Delivered: July 7th 1944 to NAIT Whiting Field as an SNJ-5
In 1946 84947 was transferred to NAAS Ellyson to be put into storage at Litchfield park in 1947. From
1952-1954 84947 served with NAS NART Olathe. In 1955 84947 was converted to SNJ-5BX at O&R Buaer M&S
Pensacola Florida and finally redesignated SNJ-5B in March 1955. SNJ-5B 84947 served until finally stricken
from inventory on June 14th 1958 having flown 5053 hours.
SNJ-5B 84947 was not assigned a civil registration number after being purchased for scrap in 1958.
|Starboard side of SNJ-5B 84947, above photo.
|Engine cowling support "dish pan", left photo. Cowling accessory panels, right photo.
|Engine Cowling, above photo.
The starboard side top cowling (left photo) retains the original training yellow paint. The port side top cowling (right photo) has
been painted silver and has the number 30 on the side. This cowling is from a different SNJ. Note that both cowling sections
retain the anti-reflection paint that was applied in front of the windshield.
QuestMasters is missing the bottom cowling section for the restoration of SNJ-5B 84847.