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Northrop Talon T-38 Model
Northrop Talon T-38
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 17.00 in.[43.20 cm.] • Span - 9.20 in.[23.40 cm.] • Height - 4.70 in.[11.90 cm.]
Scale - 1:33
Era: 1960's • Company: Northrop
Related Link: Airforce Link - T-38 Webpage
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Model Specific Information

In the mid-1950s, Northrop began design-work on a new high-performance, lightweight fighter designated the N-156 (which eventually led to the F-5 family of fighters), and an accompanying supersonic trainer initially called the N-156T. The first of three prototypes, eventually called the YT-38, first flew on 10 April 1959.

After testing two different engine installations, an initial contract for the T-38A was signed with the US Air Force, and the first Talon entered service at Randolph AFB, Texas, on 17 March 1961. Production ended in early 1972 after 1,187 had been built, and the type is still in service as the US Air Force�s advanced training aircraft for student pilots selected to fly fighters.

In addition, the Talon is used by NASA as a chase aircraft, and has served as a trainer in Singapore, Taiwan, Germany, and Portugal. The US Navy also operates at least three Talons at its Patuxent River NAS Test Pilot�s School, and the Boeing Company flies a small handful as chase aircraft. A major variant of the aircraft is the AT-38B, which has a gunsight and a centerline pylon which can be fitted with a gun pod or practice-bombs or rockets.

The latest, upgraded version of the aircraft is the T-38C Talon II, which entered operational service in 2003. To create the new model, older airframes were (among other things) retrofitted with new, electronic instrumentation.

Several civilian-owned T-38s have appeared in the USA in the past decade, and at least two are used extensively in the flight-test role.

Engines: Two 3,850-pound thrust General Electric J-85-GE-5A afterburning turbojets

Weight: Empty 7,165 lbs., Max Takeoff 12,093 lbs.

Wingspan: 25ft. 3in.

Length: 46ft. 4.5in.

Height: 12ft. 10.5in.


Maximum Speed at 36,000ft: Mach 1.3 (858 mph)

Cruising Speed at 39,000ft: Mach 0.9

Ceiling: 53,500 ft.

Range: 1,090 miles


General Product Information

Our Northrop Talon T-38 Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.

The Northrop Talon T-38 Model model airplane is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The Northrop Talon T-38 Model model aircrafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Northrop Talon T-38 Model . This top-quality Northrop Talon T-38 Model replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This Northrop Talon T-38 Model model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Northrop Talon T-38 Model.

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