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Air Tractor

Founded 1958 in Wichita Falls, Texas, Leland Snow became Air Tractor president. Derived from the S2B he had designed and built in the fifties, Snow started design work on a new cropduster. In 1972 he obtained a small business loan, rented a building back in Olney and started to build jigs and tooling for what was to become the Air Tractor AT-300 - a conventional layout crop-duster powered by a Pratt and Whitney R-985-AN1 of 450hp.

Has built more than 1,650 Air Tractors, with radial piston engined AT-401B (can be converted to turboprop power), turboprop-powered AT-402A (available since 1997), higher-powered AT-402B with 680 shp engine, heavier and 1,100 shp turboprop-engined AT-502A, 680 shp AT- 502B, AT-503A two-seater for agricultural work and training, AT-602 with 1,050 shp engine and the second largest Air Tractor model, AT-802 two-seater and the largest of all Air Tractors suited to agricultural and firefighting roles (first flown 1990), and AT-802 single-seat verson, available for purchase.


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