North American T-2C Buckeye Aircraft Data
Photo ID 44518 by Rick Morgan. USA Navy North American T 2C Buckeye, 156706
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 2,950 each lbf

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: 38 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span: 38 ft. 1.5 in.
Wing Area: 255 sq.ft
Height: 14 ft. 9 in.
Empty Weight: 8,115 lbs
Max. Weight: 13,179 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load: 640 lbs
Internal Fuel: 4,498 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 521 mph
Service Ceiling: 45,200 ft.
Max. Range: 930 nm

Operators:

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

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