In early 1950s, the RCAF initiated an evaluation program to select a new primary trainer as it struggled to define the pilot training program best suited to the needs of a "jet" air force. The Beechcraft T-34A Mentor training aircraft had been a development of the successful Beechcraft Bonanza light aircraft and in fact shared many components in common with its civilian cousin.
The T-34A Mentor was adopted by both the USAF and USN for primary training and in 1953, the USAF gave a contract to Canadian Car and Foundry to build 34 T-34As. Shortly thereafter, perhaps, so...
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