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Northrop T-38 Talon (66-8364) - T38s taxiing into Atlantic for a Browns game flyover.
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Northrop T-38 Talon (66-8364)


T38s taxiing into Atlantic for a Browns game flyover.


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In 1965/66 I worked on T-38's at Laredo AFB. I was lucky enough to get a 2 1/2 test hop ride with 1/2 hour of stick time. On the flight we broke the sound barrier.
ken kemper
Awesome experience LT188GT

Cool Pic Gabe
Think about it - LT188GT's experience with T-38's goes back 57 years, and the T-38's are still going! What an airplane.
Harry Ellett
During Vietnam War the T-38s became A-5s. Primarily, the South Vietnam Air Force used the A-5s. As a Tactical Air Controller, I do not recall any USAF using the A-5s as a strike aircraft. Another trainer aircraft converted for use in Vietnam was the Cessna built T-37s. They became the A-37s and the USAF did use them for airstrikes. The A-37s were stationed a Bien Hoa.Sometimes when the ground troops would request air support they would ask first for the A-37s, second for F-100s. The A-37s were the most accurate with their bombing and the F-100s were also next in accuracy.
Harry Ellett
Sorry folks, the years is causing problems in my memory recall. I remember an A-5 aircraft us by the South Vietnam AF. I believe it was a converter T-38s. If any has the answer, let us all know.
My apology.
Harry Ellett
This link calls it the F-5 and says it was used in Vietnam.

a mentor
WOW! 'The A-37s were the most accurate with their bombing and the F-100s were also next in accuracy.'

It's the PILOT, not the aircraft that has accuracy. Read Chuck Yeager's BIO on waxing a Mig 15 with an F-86, swapping rides and then waxing the F-86 from the MIG!
Rich Pelkowski
REF: comment by Harry Ellett

Nice comment regarding the F-100 record of accuracy during the Vietnam War. Stationed at Tuy Hoa AB, RVN in 1968 - 1969, we had 5 squadrons (3 regular Air Force, 2 Air National Guard) of "Hun", F-100 aircraft.
Joe Vincent
Rich Pelkowski, we achieved that level of accuracy in the F-100 by constant practice. Our bombing system was basically WWII technology!

Bob Speidel
The F-5 was a single seat version of the T-38 primarily for FMS (foreign military sales). I had the pleasure of flying T-38's at Vance AFB, Enid, OK, during my last 6 months of UPT in 1970-1971. 2-Ship and 4-Ship formation flying was a blast, particularly when being solo on the wing.
David Ingram
These were at Sheppard when I was there in 68-69. Still beautiful planes.
Richard Whitmeyer
A tip of my hat to Jack Northrop and his wind tunnel for the coke bottle fuselage used on T-38 and all F5 variants. Early 70's I worked in Hawthorn making illustrations for all the parts manuals. Funny that after all the years NASA Astronauts still arrive often at the Cape in T-38s!
These aircraft have classic lines. Nice shot.
I was a crew chief on T38's 1963-1965 at WEBB aft, Big Spring,TX. I spent six months in PE in 65 and got 100 hours in the backseat flying FCF's. Made a couple of take offs and landings.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-Feb-2024 UnknownAmarillo Intl ()Sheppard AFB () 01:32PM CST 02:10PM CST 0:38
20-Feb-2024 UnknownPhoenix-Mesa Gateway ()Amarillo Intl () 09:46AM MST 12:05PM CST 1:19
16-Feb-2024 UnknownEl Paso Intl ()Phoenix-Mesa Gateway () 01:50PM MST 02:48PM MST 0:58
16-Feb-2024 UnknownSheppard AFB ()El Paso Intl () 11:42AM CST 11:47AM MST 1:04
16-Feb-2024 UnknownNear Olney, TXSheppard AFB () First seen 08:07AM CST 08:58AM CST 0:50
12-Feb-2024 UnknownSheppard AFB ()Sheppard AFB () 10:19AM CST 11:04AM CST 0:45
08-Feb-2024 UnknownSheppard AFB ()Sheppard AFB () 03:46PM CST 04:36PM CST 0:50
08-Feb-2024 UnknownSheppard AFB ()Near Olney, TX 12:53PM CST Last seen 01:33PM CST 0:39
08-Feb-2024 UnknownSheppard AFB ()Sheppard AFB () 10:16AM CST 11:25AM CST 1:08
06-Feb-2024 UnknownSheppard AFB ()Sheppard AFB () 03:24PM CST 04:30PM CST 1:06
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