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NORTHROP AT-38 Talon

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T38
Aircraft
Name AT-38 Talon
Manufacturer NORTHROP
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Light
APC D
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

NORTHROP N-156T Talon
NORTHROP T-38 Talon
NORTHROP Talon
NORTHROP AT-38 Talon


NORTHROP AT-38 Talon

NORTHROP AT-38 Talon NORTHROP AT-38 Talon 3D

Description

Advanced military trainer. In service since 1961. US Air Force´s advanced supersonic trainer. Used by German Air Force in USA, Turkey and Korea Air Forces. T-38B with LIFT configuration to practice bomb, rockets and mini gun training. QT-38 and DT-38 drone controllers for US Navy, T-38AN astronaut training aircraft used by NASA. New upgrade version T-38C with Electronic Flight Instrument System cockpit. US Air Force is upgrading 509 T-38 to T-38C standard for service beyond 2010.

Technical Data

Wing span 7.7 m25.262 ft
Length 14.1 m46.26 ft
Height 3.9 m12.795 ft
Powerplant 2 x 17,1 KN GE J85-GE-5 afterburning turbojets.
Engine model General Electric J85

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 705 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 8000 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 1.22 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 53005,300 kg
5.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL530 ROD ft/min APC D
WTC L Range 980980 nm
1,814,960 m
1,814.96 km
5,954,593.18 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving T38

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