Introduced in 1939 as a light transport, the Model T-50
was adopted by the USAAC in 1940
as a twin
engined trainer. It was also put into the 'utility cargo'
category and over 4500 were
delivered as either
AT-17s and/or UC-78s. Many hundreds were civilianized after
My Mexican example
was shot at Long Beach in 1961. Most restored examples
are now all
doffed out as 'warbirds'.