The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. The Talon first flew in 1959 as the trainer variant of a lightweight fighter project (the N-156 project) by the Northrop Corporation (today part of Northrop Grumman). Although the United States Air Force had no need for a small fighter at the time, it became interested in the trainer as a replacement for the T-33 Shooting Star it was then using in this role. More than 1,100 were delivered to the Air Force between 1961 and 1972 when production ended.
Modeled for RealFlight by Doug Kaye (DHK79). Powered by twin EDFs, this model has slightly less gingerbread than the T-38 Thunderbird version. It should perform better on less than optimal systems.