North American T2B Buckeye

Turbine Military
North American
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Aircraft Description

The T-2B Buckeye jet trainer aircraft was produced for the U.S. Navy by North American Aviation at Columbus. T-2B trainers were used by the Naval Air Training Command to conduct basic jet flight training for future Navy and Marine Corps aviators. The trainer established an outstanding record of safety and reliability while providing training for more than 11,000 students to pilot 18 different models of Navy jet aircraft. Buckeyes also were produced by Venezuela (T-21) and Greece (T-2E). The two-place high performance Buckeye was used for a wide variety of pilot training, from the student’s first jet flight to fully qualified flight. The aircraft was used for teaching a wide range of skills, including high-altitude, high-speed formation and aerobatic flights; basic and radio instruments; night and day navigation; and gunnery, bombing, and carrier operations.

Airframe Information: 

TTAF: 3983

Landings: 13484

Avionics Information: 

Garmin 530 GPS/NAV/COMM
Garmin SL-40 COM
Trutrak Auto Pilot
EFIS Display
Garmin GNS-430 GPS/NAV/COM (rear cockpit)
Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel
Garmin GTX-327 Transponder
Voice Actuated Intercom

Engine Information: 

P&W J60-P-6 (JT12)
Each Rated at 2950 lbs. max thrust (standard day at sea level)

Left: 1373 SNEW, 1279 SOH, 2016 CSN
Right: 1378 SNEW, 175 SOH, 250 CSN

Exterior Information: 

Painted to U.S. Navy training colors by Sabreliner, Corp. (2006)

Additional Information: 

Dual high pressure oxygen systems
Hot Canopy
Operational Arresting Hook
AOA Indicators

Landing Gear
Tricycle; hydraulic retracted; conventional air/oil shock strut

Workstands or ladders not required for servicing or maintenance Large quick-open access doors for equipment, accessories, and engines System components grouped together in spacious compartments Engines accessible and easily removed from ground level Battery starting

Spares Package
Nose Wheel and Tires Brakes Main Tires

Engine condition inspection completed in October 2006
Landing gear overhauled in October 2006
Main fuel cell replaced in October 2006
New Canopy 2007
Detailed Military Records
Duplicate controls and instruments each cockpit
Current Condition Inspection

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