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The North American T-2 Buckeye was designed to be main United States Navy's intermediate training jet aircraft. It entered initial service in 1959. The two-seat trainer was powered by one Westinghouse J34-WE-46/48 turbojet. The aircraft was subsequently redesigned, and the single engine was replaced with two Pratt & Whitney J60-P-6 turbojets in the T-2B. The T-2C was fitted with two much more powerful 2,950 lbf (13,100 N) thrust General Electric J85-GE-4 turbojets. The T-2D was an export version which was sold to the Venezuelan air force, while the T-2E was sold to the Greek Air Force.

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North American T-2C Buckeye

This aircraft is has serial 156702, code F-810 and is preserved at the Valiant Air Command museum in Titusville (Florida)

Photographed Januari 2012 by Cees Hendriks (c) Copyright IPMS Nederland


North American T-2C Buckeye

This T-2C aircraft with serial 156697  is at the USS Midway museum, San Diego. Particularly the cockpit details can be seen.

Photographed summer 2013 by Cees Hendriks (c) Copyright IPMS Nederland


 In 1/72 scale the Matchbox (Revell) kit is there as well as a Wolfpack kit. In 1/32 scale, Special Hobby has issued a kit beginning 2014.

 

This webpage was first created March 2012