T38

NORTHROP AT-38 Talon

Aircraft
Name
AT-38 Talon
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, low set
WTC
L
APC
D
Type Code
L2J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Both sides of fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
NORTHROP N-156T Talon
NORTHROP T-38 Talon
NORTHROP Talon
NORTHROP AT-38 Talon

T38

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 (metric)
7.70 m
Length (metric)
14.10 m
Height (metric)
3.90 m
Powerplant

2 x 17,1 KN GE J85-GE-5 afterburning turbojets.

Engine Model(s)
General Electric J85
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
5300 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
8000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
705 kts
MACH
1.22
Ceiling
530
Range
980 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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