The Northrop T-38 Talon is a twin-engine supersonic jet trainer. It was the world's first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The United States Air Force (USAF) is the largest operator of the T-38; they use it for training USAF pilots replacing the T-33 Shooting Star. The T-38 is of conventional configuration, with a small, low, long-chord wing, a single vertical stabilizer, and tricycle undercarriage. The aircraft seats a student pilot and instructor in tandem, and has intakes for its two turbojet engines at the wing roots. Its nimble performance has earned it the nickname "White Rocket". The T-38 has been in service for over 50 years air forces throughout the world.
This specific T-38 model is painted in the USAF paint scheme. This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/48 Scale Model
- 5.5 Inch Wingspan
- 11.25 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood
- climbing turn
That is the neatest little model ! ! ! Methinks it is even better than the factory model. I'm just a little disappointed that it doesn't have a tail number.
High quality model
Nice model. Quick, no-hassle delivery. Well packaged. An excellent experience overall. It's gonna make a great gift. I do confess to one minor disappointment. Speaking as a former T-38 driver, I'd prefer a slightly different design -- I'd prefer to see the plan in a climbing turn (60 or 70 degrees of bank). I've got an old T-38 model like that, and I love it.