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T-39D radar-navigational trainer

The T-39D aircraft is a low-wing, twinjet, radar-navigational trainer manufactured by North American Aviation, Inc with the axial-flow engines pod-mounted on the fuselage rear section. The T-39D was designed as a multi-engine trainer for pilot and RIO teams in conjunction for use as a high-speed utility vehicle for administrative, search and rescue, and cargo support missions.
The T-39D is assigned to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) China Lake as a "one-of-a-kind" test aircraft for systems, flying qualities, and performance evaluation.
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General Characteristics
Primary Function: Trainer and Utility
Contractor: Saberliner (formerly North American Aviation, Inc)
Date Deployed: 1958
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney J60-P-3A engines
Length: 44 feet
Height: 16 feet
Wingspan: 44 feet 4 inches
Weight: 20,000 lbs. Maximum Design Takeoff Weight
Airspeed: 500 miles per hour
Ceiling: 43,100 feet
Range: 1,505 nautical miles, Maximum
Crew: 3
Armament: None
Last Update: 22 January 2019