US North American T-38 ''Trojan'' Trainer

  • Cold War
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

A popular early Cold War Era Fighter/Flight Training Plane, The T-38 ''Trojan'' was introduced to both the US Air Force and US Navy in 1949. Nearly 2,000 Trainers were produced for Military usage. The T-38 would also be used in a counter-insurgency role as a Ground Support Fighter during The Vietnam War in the 1960s (South Vietnamese Air Force).

 

The ''Trojan'' (in a Training Form), was Piloted by (2). They were 34-feet in length with a wingspan of 40-feet. Propulsion was provided by a Single Wright ''Cyclone'' 9-Cylinder Engine, capable of 1,400-HP. Airspeed was rated at over 340-mph and The T-38 had an operational ceiling of 35,000-feet.

 

In a ''Warbird'' form, The ''Trojan'' had the ability to support up to 1,200-lbs of munitions. Various (Foreign versions), also used Machine Guns (wing and nose mounted). The ''Trojan'' was heavily marketed to many US Allies for similar uses. Some have been purchased by Private Owners, who use they as Flying Museums (also appearing in Movies), as well as their original intention – Training Plane.