Northrop Corporation T-38 Talon

The Northrop T-38 Talon, a twinjet supersonic jet training aircraft, traces its origins to the N-156 project. This initiative emerged from discussions with General Electric Aviation, which proposed a lightweight yet powerful engine for future aircraft. Subsequently, an agreement was reached to develop a lightweight fighter featuring General Electric J85 engines. The aircraft underwent modifications in the mid-1950s to fulfill a trainer requirement issued by the U.S. Air Force, ultimately receiving the designation T-38 Talon. Remarkably, the Talon retains the distinction of being the world’s first supersonic trainer and remains in production and active service to the present day.

Red Box is delighted to present a comprehensive range of ground power and support equipment tailored for the Northrop T-38 Talon aircraft. This selection includes tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, all meticulously designed to meet the specific requirements of the T-38 Talon.

Our offerings include the 717 tug, and the RBSC100 continuous power unit ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous powering of equipment during operations without depleting onboard aircraft batteries. Additionally, the RB75A is available for starting the aircraft, mitigating the risk of hot starts. For Northrop T-38 Talon aircraft, our TC3000 range provides a combination of start and continuous power in a single unit.

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