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T-39N/G Sabreliner training aircraft

 
Description
The T-39 Sabreliner is a multipurpose low-wing, twin-jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps flight officers.
 
Features
The T-39 Sabreliner is a multipurpose low-wing, twin-jet aircraft. The 15 T-39Ns derivatives of the commercial Sabre model 265-40 are used for training undergraduate military flight officer students in radar navigation and airborne radar-intercept procedures. These aircraft replaced Cessna T-47As during the early 1990s. The eight T-39Gs derivatives of the commercial Sabre model 265-60 are used for student non-radar training. These aircraft began replacing Air Force T-1A Jayhawks in Navy training squadrons in mid-1999.
 
Point Of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command
Public Affairs Department
47123 Buse Road, Unit IPT
Bldg. 2272, Suite 075
Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440
(301) 757-1487
 
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Training platform for Navy/Marine Corps flight officers.
Contractor: North American Rockwell.
Propulsion: two Pratt & Whitney J-60-P-3 at 3,000 pounds thrust each.
Length: 44 feet (13.41 meters).
Height: 16 feet (4.88 meters).
Wingspan: 44 feet 6 inches (13.56 meters).
Weight: maximum takeoff, 18,650 pounds (8,460 kg).
Airspeed: 434 knots (499.44 miles per hour; 803.77 km per hour).
Ceiling: 42,000 feet (12,802 meters).
Range: 1,476 nautical miles (1,699 statute miles; 2,734 km).
Crew: Two (7 passengers).
Armament: None.
 
Last Update: 18 February 2009
 
 
Photo: A twin-jet T-39 Sabreliner parked on the tarmac