Republic («Seversky") AT-12 «Guardsmen." Photo. Characteristics.
Republic («Seversky") AT-12 «Guardsmen." Photo. Characteristics.

Republic («Seversky") AT-12 «Guardsmen." Photo. Characteristics.



A type: single-engine training aircraft

Crew: pilot and instructor-arrows located one behind the other

Was created as a development owned by the US Air Force fighter jet F-35 1937 years and funded privately plane "Convoy Fighter» (Convoy Fighter) received from his creator 2RA designation. As well as single machine, this aircraft had two machine guns 7,62 mm (0,3 inches) or 12,7 mm (0,5 inches) mounted in the wing, plus a mobile machine gun 7,62 mm in the rear cockpit.

Two aircraft 2RA were sold to the Soviet Union in 1938, together with the license for their production, but the communists did not build any more aircraft. The following year, as a result of the European tour, performed by aircraft designer Prokofevym AP Seversky, Sweden ordered 52 aircraft, at the same time 20 aircraft secretly bought the Imperial Japanese Navy for use in China. Nevertheless, the lack of aircraft 2RA maneuverability and a small climb soon reduced him to the role of a fighter escort to reconnaissance of central China.

Eventually, the aircraft in 1941 2RA rose to the ranks of the US Air Force, when two groups of 52 aircraft ordered by Sweden, were hastily requisitioned by the Air Force army and immediately put into operation following the events in the Pacific. Received the designation AT-12, these planes were used as limited of training and communication aircraft. The only flying aircraft currently operated aircraft aviamuzeya Fame in Chino.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,2 m
  • Wingspan: 10,97 m
  • Height: 2,99 m


Range of flight: 1850 km

Power point: R-1830-S3C «Twin Wasp" Company "Pratt & Whitney" Power: 1100 l. from. (820,6 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 2078 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 3474 kg
  • Maiden flight date: 1936


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 508 km / h


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • AT-12 Guardsman