North American T-2C Buckeye Aircraft Data
Photo ID 199864 by Kostas D. Pantios. Greece Air Force North American T 2C Buckeye, 159705
Dedicated, two-place, basic and intermediate jet trainer with carrier capability. Excellent pilot visibility, un-swept wings and wide track landing gear make the T-2 an easy and forgiving aircraft to learn for a novice pilot. A twin engine design provides an extra degree of safety, necessary for over-water operations.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1/31/58
  • Initial Service Date: 11/1/59
  • No. Built: 273
  • No. In Service: 40 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 2
  • Crew: 2

Power:

2 x General Electric J85-GE-4 non-afterburning turbojets at 13 kN

Weapons:

The T-2 has a limited weapons training role, limited to machine gun pods or unguided rockets, not heavier than 640lbs. T-2E's were reportedly used by government forces in the 1999 coup in Venezuela.

Dimensions:

Length: 11.8 m.
Wing Span: 11.60 m.
Wing Area: 23.70 m²
Height: 4.5 m.
Empty Weight: 3,681 kg.
Max. Weight: 5,978 kg.
Max. Ordnance Load: 290 kg.
Internal Fuel: 2,040 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 834 kph
Service Ceiling: 13,777 m.
Max. Range: 1,723 km

Operators:

Greece 40, US Navy/Marine Corps 210 (retired), Venezuela 12 (retired)

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