Engine GE J-85, Northrop, T-38 Talon
The Talon first flew in 1959. The U.S. Air Force uses the T-38 for test pilots and flight test engineers training at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Air Force Materiel Command uses the T-38 to test experimental equipment such as electrical and weapon systems. Pilots from most North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries train in the T-38 at Sheppard AFB, Texas, through the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration uses T-38 aircraft as trainers for astronauts and as observers and chase planes on programs such as the space shuttle. The Talon was also used by Jacquiline Cochran on several record-breaking speed and altitude flights.
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
- Northrop Aircraft Inc.
- CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
- Overall: 273.1 × 53.3 × 66cm (107 1/2 in. × 21 in. × 26 in.)
- Storage: 298.5 × 78.7 × 78.7cm (117 1/2 in. × 31 in. × 31 in.)