T-38

 

T38
Specifications

 

Primary Function Advanced jet pilot trainer
Builder Northrop Corp.
Power Plant Two General Electric J85-GE-5 turbojet engines with afterburners
Thrust 2,900 pounds (1,315 kilograms) with afterburners
Length 46 feet, 4 1/2 inches (14 meters)
Height 12 feet, 10 1/2 inches (3.8 meters)
Wingspan 25 feet, 3 inches (7.6 meters)
Speed 812 mph (Mach 1.08 at sea level)
Ceiling Above 55,000 feet (16,667 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 12,500 pounds (5,670 kilograms)
Range 1,000 miles (870 nautical miles)
Armament T-38A: none; AT-38B has provisions for external armament
Crew Two, student and instructor
Date Deployed March 1961