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T-38 Talon

Primary FunctionAdvanced jet pilot trainer
BuilderNorthrop Corp.
Power PlantTwo General Electric J85-GE-5 turbojet engines with afterburners
Thrust2,900 pounds (1,315 kilograms) with afterburners
Length46 feet, 4 1/2 inches (14 meters)
Height12 feet, 10 1/2 inches (3.8 meters)
Wingspan25 feet, 3 inches (7.6 meters)
Speed812 mph (Mach 1.08 at sea level)
CeilingAbove 55,000 feet (16,667 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight12,500 pounds (5,670 kilograms)
Range1,000 miles (870 nautical miles)
ArmamentT-38A: none; AT-38B has provisions for external armament
Unit Cost $756,000

CrewTwo, student and instructor

Date Deployed March 1961

Inventory Active force, 562; ANG, 0; Reserve 0

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