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Trainer Aircraft Variants

Some sources claim that the T-48 designation was applied to a 1984 Cessna program for a modified T-37 Next Generation Trainer [NGT] program to replace the T-46,, but this is not widely attested. For some reason, the "T" (trainer) sequence, last seen in the Cessna T-47 in 1984, was restarted with the Beech T-1 Jayhawk in 1990. Further adding to the confusion is the fact that other trainer programs were given the designations T-49, T-50 and T-51.

The Wikipedia list is defective in several respects.

Wikipedia claims that there is a Boeing CT-49, though is not able to describe it. The NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&CF), activated 28 June 1982, consists of personnel of most NATO Air Forces, jointly operating seventeen E-3A AWACS aircraft. The NAEW&CF also has two [possibly three] CT-49As for training, which are B-707 airframes without the radar on top. In addition, the CT-49s are not capable of air-to-air refueling, but only can make "dry" hook-ups for training purposes. Luxembourg has no Air Force but for legal purposes NATO's 17 E-3A Sentry AWACS aircraft and 2 Boeing CT/49 (training) have LU registration. The CT-49 is a designation by Boeing and/or the USAF for a militarized, cargo/trainer versions of the B-707-320C. NATO operates a fleet of such aircraft in the E-3A flight-crew training role and cargo/passenger transport role. Bearing the rather vague designation of TCAs (Trainer Cargo Aircraft) they are also designated NCT-49A, as can be seen in their technical orders. There are only a couple of SOURCES / SOURCES for this designation.

The T-50 is real, but it is a South Korean project.

Wikipedia also claimed that there was a Cessna T-51, but they failed to describe it and no one else had ever heard of such a thing. Eventually Wikipedia figured out that Titan Aircraft offers a 3/4 scale replica P-51 homebuilt kit, said to combine friendly low speed handling characteristics with agility and high performance, that is destignated the T-51 Mustang.

BUILDER NAME ENGINES SERVICE COMMENTS
New Series
T-1AMCDONNELL DOUGLAS, BEECH, QUINTRONJAYHAWK2JT15D-5BAFTANKER, TRANSPORT, TRAINING SYSTEM WITH 3 SEATS, USED FOR TRANSITIONING UPT PILOTS TO TANKER/TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT
T-2BNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLBUCKEYE2J60-P-6NAVYLOW WING, CARRIER JET (2 CREW)
T-2CNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLBUCKEYE2J85-GE-4/-4ANAVYUPGRADED T-2B
T-3ASLINGSLY NORTHROPNONE1AEIO 540AFSINGLE ENGINE, LOW WING, LIGHT TRAINER WITH SIDE-BY-SIDE SEATING
T-6ARAYTHEON AIRCRAFTTBD1PT-6A-68AF/NAVYSINGLE ENGINE, TWO PLACE LOW WING PRIMARY TRAINER (JPATS)
Old Series
T-7 Beech Expeditor AT-7
T-11 BeechKansan AT-11
T-17 Boeing Kaydet AT-17
T-19StinsonReliant AT-19
T-28BNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLTROJAN1R-1820-86ANAVYLOW-WING, FLIGHT TRAINER (2 CREW)
T-28CNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLTROJAN1R-1820-86ANAVYUPGRADED T-28B SUITABLE FOR CARRIER OPERATIONS (2 CREW)
T-29BGENERAL DYNAMICSFLYING CLASSROOM2R-2800-97NAVYLOW WING TRAINER TRANSPORT WITH PERISCOPIC SEXTANT WINDOW (4 CREW, 10 STUDENTS)
T-29CGENERAL DYNAMICSFLYING CLASSROOM2R-2800-99WNAVYUPGRADED T-29B FOR NAVIGATOR-BOMBARDIER TRAINING (3 CREW 10 STUDENTS)
XT-30DouglasT-28 Competitor
T-31Fairchild
T-32 Consolidated
T-33ALOCKHEEDSHOOTING STAR1J33-A-35AFFULL-CANTILEVER, LOW WING, FLIGHT TRAINER (2 CREW)
T-34ABEECHMENTOR1IO-470-4AFLOW-WING, SEMI-MONOCOQUE TRAINER (2 CREW)
T-34BBEECHMENTOR1IO-470-4NAVYNAVY VERSION OF T-34A
T-34CBEECHMENTOR1PT6A-25NAVYIMPROVED T-34B
T-35 TemcoBuckaroo T-34 Competitor
T-36 Beech
T-37BCESSNATWEET2J69-T-25AF/GAFPRIMARY JET TRAINER, BUBBLE CLAMSHELL CANOPY (2 CREW)
T-38ANORTHROPTALON2J85-GE-5/-5A/AF/NV/GAFLOW-WING, SUPERSONIC JET TRAINER (2 CREW)
T-38CNORTHROPTALON2J85-GE-5/-5A/AF/NV/GAFT-38A & AT-38B MODIFIED INTO SINGLE FLEET CONFIGURATION, INCLUDES GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM/INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM, HEADS-UP DISPLAY, AND NO DROP BOMB SCORING SYSTEM
T-38NNORTHROPTALON2J85-GE-5H/-5NNASAT-38A MODIFIED WITH UPGRADED AVIONICS
T-39BNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLSABRELINER2J60-P-3/-3AAFUPGRADED T-39A WITH DOPPLER RADAR USED TO TRAIN PILOTS IN RADAR NAVIGATION (3 PASSENGERS)
T-39DNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLSABRELINER2J60-P-3ANAVYNAVY VERSION OF T-39 SERIES WITH AN/APQ-94 RADAR TO TRAIN FLEET AIRCREWS (5 CREW)
T-39NNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLSABRELINER2JT-12-8NAVYADVANCED VERSION OF T-39A USED FOR TRAINING UNDERGRADUATE NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS
T-40LockheedJetstarC-140
T-41ACESSNAMESCALERO1IO-300-DAFSINGLE ENGINE, HIGH WING, LIGHT TRAINER, MILITARY VERSION OF CESSNA 172 (2 CREW, 2 PASSENGERS)
T-41BCESSNAMESCALERO1IO-360-DARMYARMY VERSION OF T-41A
T-41CCESSNAMESCALERO1IO-360-D34AFUPGRADED T-41A
T-41DCESSNAMESCALERO110-360-D34AFT-41B/C WITH CONSTANT SPEED PROPELLERS
T-42ABEECHCOCHISE2IO-470-LARMYINSTRUMENT FLIGHT TRAINER (4 CREW)
T-43ABOEINGNONE2JT-8D-9AFMILITARY VERSION OF THE BOEING 737-200 MODIFIED FOR NAVIGATOR TRAINING (12 STUDENT STATIONS, 4 INSTRUCTOR STATIONS, AND 3 PROFICIENCY STATIONS)
T-44ABEECHNONE2PT6A-34BNAVYFIVE-PLACE TRAINER FOR (IFR) FLIGHT, RADIO INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION, AND TACTICAL ORIENTATION TRAINING
T-45AMCDONNELL DOUGLASGOSHAWK1MK851-49NAVYLOW-WING JET TRAINER FOR CARRIER LANDING TRAINING (2 CREW)
T-45BMCDONNELL DOUGLASGOSHAWK1MK851-49NAVYT-45A MODIFIED FOR LAND BASED TRAINING
T-46Fairchild-RepublicEaglet2F109-GA-100 AFnever put into production.
T-47ACESSNANONE2JT15D-5NAVYMILITARY VERSION OF COMMERCIAL CITATION II WITH ENGINE AND STRUCTURAL MODIFICATIONS, CONFIGURED WITH RADAR TRAINING CONSOLES AND AN/APQ-159 RADAR
T-48? Tweetnot assigned ?
possibly 1984 Cessna program for a modified T-37 Next Generation Trainer [NGT] program to replace the T-46
CT-49 Boeing4NATONATO AWACS trainer, 707 airframe without rotodome or refueling
T-50Lockheed MartinGolden Eagle Not a DOD designator
T-51 Not a DOD designator
Titan Aircraft 3/4 scale replica P-51 homebuilt kit, said to combine friendly low speed handling characteristics with agility and high performance
Training Modifications
TA-3BMCDONNELL DOUGLASSKYWARRIOR2J57-P-10NAVYA-3B EQUIPPED FOR BOMBARDIER/NAVIGATOR TRAINING (8 CREW), ALSO STAFF TRANSPORT VERSION (3 CREW)
TA-4BMCDONNELL DOUGLASSKYHAWK1J65-W-16A/-20NAVYSMALL, SINGLE-SEAT, DELTA WING, CARRIER-BASED, ATTACK AIRCRAFT WITH TRICYCLE LANDING GEAR AND INFLIGHT REFUELING CAPABILITY
TA-4FMCDONNELL DOUGLASSKYHAWK1J52-P-6A/-6B/-8ANAVYA-4F MODIFIED WITH DUAL CONTROLS AND LONGER FORWARD FUSELAGE (2 CREW)
TA-4JMCDONNELL DOUGLASSKYHAWK1J52-P-6ANAVYTA-4F EQUIPPED FOR SHRIKE, BULLPUP, BUDDY STORE REFUELING, AN/APG-53 RADAR DOPPLER, AND AN/ASN/41 NAVIGATION COMPUTER, PRIMARILY CONFIGURED FOR ADVANCED TRAINING COMMAND
TA-7CLTV AEROSPACECORSAIR II1TF30-P-8/-408NAVYA-7B AND A-7C AIRCRAFT MODIFIED AS CARRIER REPLACEMENT AIR WING (CRAW) TRAINERS (2 CREW)
TA-7PLTV AEROSPACECORSAIR II1TF30-P-408NAVY/PORTTWO SEAT TRAINING VERSION OF A-7P FOR PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT
TAH-1SBELLCOBRA/TOW1T53-L-703ARMYAH-1S MODIFIED FOR TRAINING AH-64 FLIGHT CREWS
TAV-8ABRITISH AEROSPACEHARRIER1F402-RR-400-401NAVYTWO-PLACE AV-8A FOR TRANSITION TRAINING
TAV-8BMCDONNELL DOUGLASHARRIER1F402-RR-406NAVYTRAINER VERSION OF AV-8B (2 CREW)
TC-4CGRUMMANACADEME2MK529-8XNAVYC-4A MODIFIED AS A BOMBARDIER/NAVIGATOR TRAINER
TC-18EBOEINGNONE4TF33-PW-100AAFBOEING 707-300 SERIES AIRCRAFT MODIFIED FOR E-3 PILOT/CREW TRAINING
TC-18FBOEINGNONE4JT3D-3BNAVYBOEING 707-300 SERIES AIRCRAFT MODIFIED FOR E-6 PILOT TRAINING
TC-117DMCDONNELL DOUGLASSKYTRAIN2R-1820-80ANAVYC-117D MODIFIED FOR NAVIGATION TRAINING (3 CREW, 8 STUDENTS)
TC-135SBOEINGSTRATOLIFTER4TF33-P-5AFFORMERLY EC-135B MODIFIED FOR RC-135S FLIGHT CREW TRAINING
TC-135WBOEINGSTRATOLIFTER4TF33-P-5AFTRAINING VERSION OF RC-135W WITH SPECIAL MISSION EQUIPMENT REMOVED
TE-2AGRUMMANHAWKEYE2T56-A-8/-8A/-8BNAVYE-2B WITH AIR TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM (ATDS) REMOVED AND MODIFIED FOR TRAINING
TE-2CGRUMMANHAWKEYE2T56-A-8/-8A/-8BNAVYYE-2C MODIFIED FOR PILOT TRAINING
TF-16NGENERAL DYNAMICSFIGHTING FALCON1F110-GE-100NAVYTWO-SEAT F-16N USED TO TEST PILOT PROFICIENCY IN SIMULATING HIGH PERFORMANCE, ALL-WEATHER AGGRESSOR
TF-18AMCDONNELL DOUGLASHORNET2F404-GE-400NAVYTWO-PLACE TRAINER VERSION OF F-18A
TFA-18AMCDONNELL DOUGLAS, NORTHROPHORNET2F404-GE-400NAVYPREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED F-18A AND A-18A, TWO SEAT AIRCRAFT USED FOR TRAINING
TG-3ASCHWEIZERNONEAFNON-MOTORIZED GLIDER USED FOR TRAINING AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY
TG-4ASCHWEIZERNONEAFNON-MOTORIZED GLIDER USED FOR TRAINING AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY
TG-7ASCHWEIZERNONE1LYCOMING 0-35AFMOTORIZED GLIDER USED FOR CADET TRAINING
TG-9ASCLEICHERNONEAFTANDEM TWO-SEAT COMPETITION AND TRAINING SAILPLANE
TG-10ALETFLUGZEUGWERKENONEAFNON-MOTORIZED GLIDER USED FOR TRAINING AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY
TG-11ASTEMME GMBH & CONONE1LIMBACH L2400AFMOTORIZED GLIDER USED FOR TRAINING AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY
TH-1LBELLIROQUOIS1T53-L-13/NAVYUH-1E MODIFIED FOR TRAINING
TH-6BMCDONNELL DOUGLASNONE1T63-A-720NAVYOH-6 MODIFIED FOR TRAINING NAVY TEST PILOTS
TH-53ASIKORSKYNONE2T64-GE-7AAFH-53 MODIFIED TO CONDUCT BASIC AND INITIAL QUALIFICATION TRAINING FOR THE AIR FORCE
TH-57ABELLSEA RANGER1250-C18NAVYTRAINER VERSION OF BELL CO MODEL 206A, SINGLE BLADE MAIN ROTOR, SKID-TYPE GEAR, DUAL FLIGHT CONTROLS (5 SEATS)
TH-57BBELLSEA RANGER1250-C20JNAVYUPGRADED TH-57A WITH MORE POWERFUL ENGINE AND NEW AVIONICS
TH-57CBELLSEA RANGER1250-C20JNAVYUPGRADED TH-57B WITH DUAL PILOT IFR AVIONICS, 3-AXIS STABILITY AUGMENTATION SYSTEM,AND GREATER FUEL CAPACITY
TH-67ABELL HELICOPTER, TEXTRON, INCCREEK1250-C20JNARMYMODIFIED BELL 206 JET RANGER
TP-3ALOCKHEEDORION4T56-A-10WNAVYMODIFIED P-3A TO PROVIDE P-3C PILOT/FLIGHT ENGINEER TRAINING
TS-2AGRUMMANTRACKER2R-1820-82NAVYTRAINER VERSION OF CARRIER-BASED ASW AIRCRAFT, AN/APS-38 EQUIPMENT AND MARINE MARKER PETRO LAUNCHER REMOVED PRIOR TO ASSIGNMENT TO (CNATRA) (4 CREW)
TU-2RLOCKHEEDNONE1F118-GE-101AFTRAINER VERSION OF U-2R
TU-2SLOCKHEEDNONE1F118-GE-101AFMODIFIED TU-2R WITH IMPROVED HIGHER PERFORMANCE ENGINE



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