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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

….. Building A Replacement For The T-38

"What exciting news it was yesterday. After years of waiting, we finally got to hear the USAF's choice for the jet that would replace the hugely successful, but half-century-old T-38 Talon trainer. But the reality is that Boeing's victorious T-X design represents so much more than just a new piece of equipment intended to replace another that has reached the end of its service life. This decision has wide-ranging impacts on many different levels, and for Boeing, in particular, it is a game changer….."
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john snelling02 Oct 2018 6:55 p.m. PST

Thanks!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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Lion in the Stars03 Oct 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

That is an interesting bit of news!

Good for Boeing, they really needed something for after the F15/16/18 lines finally close.

And the writer is quite correct that a replacement for the T38 would make an awesome cheap-fighter. In the High/Low concept, it'd let an F16E/F take the 'high' option while the T-X fills the 'low' option.

Even with nothing more than a pair of Sidewinders on the wingtips, a T-X would be a pretty dangerous dogfighter (noted downside of NO GUNS, though).

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