T-38 Talon Specs
The T-1A Jayhawk is one of the newest trainers in the Air Forces inventory. This aircraft was introduced in 1992 to provide for more specialized training for tanker and airlift pilots. The T-1 also greatly reduced the workload and increased the lifespan of the aging T-38 Talons. The Jayhawk is a military version of the Beech 400A. The main differences are are increased fuel capacity and better engine life traits for low level flight.
With the introduction of the T-1 the tanker and air transport pilot can better learn their jobs. The T-1 performs much more like a tanker than the sleek and maneuverable T-38. The T-1 has the ablility to fly at sustained speed of mach .73 (538 MPH) and can hold the student, instructor, and observer. The T-1 has and will continue to prove to be an economical and effective way to train the future pilots of the USAF.
|Function:||Advanced Trainer for Tanker & Airlift Pilots|
|Power Plant:||2 P & W JT15D-5 turbofan engines w/ 2,900 lbs of thrust each|
|Length:||48 ft 5 in|
|Height:||13 ft 11 in|
|Max Weight:||16,100 lbs.|
|Wingspan:||43 ft 6 in|
|Range:||More than 2,100 nautical mi. unrefueled|
|Unit Cost:||$4.1 million|