This Beech T-1A Jayhawk U.S. Air Force aircraft model is in 1:48 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 10 7/8" and is 12" in length.
T-1 Jayhawk is a medium-range, twin-engine jet aircraft used by the United States Air Force's Air Education and Training Command for advanced pilot training.
In January 1992, the first T-1A was delivered to Reese Air Force Base, Texasand in 1993, student training began. Since the late 1950's, Air Force undergraduate pilot training students have trained in two aircraft, the T-37 Tweet and the T-38 Talon, with the former as the primary trainer and the latter was the advanced trainer. In 1993, with the introduction of specialized undergraduate pilot training, the T-37 still continued to be the student's primary training aircraft, and later, the T-6 Texan II, but the advanced phase was tailored for students' follow-on assignments. Advanced training is conducted in the T-38 for students going to bombers and fighters and the T-44 or TC-12B for students who are selected for airlift.
The T-1A incorporates two Pratt and Whitney JT15D-5 turbofan engines. The T-1A has a crew for 3; one for the instructor pilot and two for student pilots. It has a maximum speed of 468 knots and a range of 2,100 nm.
The T-1A is used at Columbus AFB, Miss., Laughlin AFB, Texas and Vance AFB, Okla and is also used at Randolph AFB, Texas, for training instructor pilots.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
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