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T-38 Talon
April 19, 2011

Two T-38Cs in flightImage right: The T-38 Talon was used for mission support and pilot proficiency.

The Northrop T-38 was used by the Air Force as a two-seat, supersonic trainer. This aircraft was used by NASA Dryden's research pilots for proficiency and mission support flights. With its lower fuel burn rate and maintenance costs, the T-38 was cheaper to operate than the larger and faster F-18.


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