From 1952-1960, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada manufactured the U-6A (designated L-20 until 1962), delivering nearly 1,000 to the United States' armed services. Although flown mostly by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force employed more than 200 U-6As, primarily for aeromedical evacuation. However, the USAF also used the U-6A aircraft for courier service, passenger transport, light cargo, reconnaissance, rescue and aerial photography missions. The U-6A saw USAF service in both the Korean and Southeast Asia Wars.
The museum acquired the U-6A on display in 1980. It carries markings typical of USAF L-20/U-6 aircraft during the late 1950s and 1960s.
TECHNICAL NOTES: Armament: None (provisions for two racks under each wing capable of carrying one 250-lb. bomb or chemical tank on each rack) Engine: One Pratt & Whitney R-985 of 450 hp Maximum speed: 163 mph Range: 455 miles Span: 48 ft. Length: 30 ft. 4 in. Height: 10 ft. 5 in. Weight: 5,100 lbs. loaded Serial number: 51-16501