Cunningham-Hall PT-6

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Cunningham-Hall PT-6
Cunningham-Hall PT-6F Herrick 13.06.06R.jpg
Cunningham-Hall PT-6F freighter preserved in a collection in 2006
Role Six-seat cabin biplane
Manufacturer Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation
First flight 1929
Number built 2

The Cunningham-Hall Model PT-6 was an American six-seat cabin biplane aircraft of the 1920s, the first design of the Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation of Rochester, New York.

Development and design[edit]

The Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation was formed in 1928 and the first design was the PT-6, which first flew on April 3, 1929. The PT-6 was a biplane of all-metal construction with a fixed landing gear with tail skid. The cockpit held a pilot and either a copilot or passenger, with a separate cabin for four passengers. The aircraft was powered by a 300 hp (224kW) Wright J-6 Whirlwind radial engine. Two PT-6 aircraft were built.

The company's last design was a freighter conversion the PT-6F. First flown in 1937, the original passenger cabin was modified as a cargo compartment with 156 ft³ (4.42m³) of stowage space. A freight door was fitted to the fuselage and a loading hatch fitted in the roof. It was powered by a Wright R-975E-1 radial engine. An airworthy PT-6F is currently (2008) in a private collection at Anoka County-Blaine Airport, near Minneapolis.


Six-seat cabin biplane powered by a 300hp (224kW) Wright J-6 Whirlwind radial engine, two built.
Freighter conversion of the PT-6.

Specifications (PT-6F)[edit]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985)

General characteristics



  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

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