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North American T-2 Buckeye


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Built in response to a U.S. Navy requirement for a jet trainer, the prototype T-2 (then designated the T2J) first flew in 1958.  The Buckeye served in U.S. Navy and Marine Corp training squadrons as well as the Venezuelan and Hellenic Air Forces.

The Buckeye was scheduled to be phased out by the McDonnell Douglas T-45 Hawk in 1987, but as of 1999 a few are still in service.  Over 600 were built.

 
 Specifications (T-2C)  Designations
 
Type: Trainer/Light Attack
Engine: two 2,950 pound (13.1 kN) thrust General Electric J85-GE-4 turbojets.  The T-2B used the Pratt & Whitney J60-P-6 rated at 3,000 lbs thrust.
NA-241: North American designation
T2J: U.S. Navy designation (pre-1962)
T-2: U.S. Navy designation (post 1962)
 
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Book:
North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye
Steve Ginter

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Keith Ferris
 

page updated 13 February 2008

 

 

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