Boeing T-43 Military Trainer Aircraft
Nineteen Boeing 737-200 commercial airliners were modified into Boeing T-43 navigator training aircraft for the USAF, they were delivered between 1973 and 1974. The Boeing T-43 carried six navigator instructors each one being responsible for two of the twelve navigator students trained per flight. In service the T-43 soon acquired the nickname "Gator" for obvious reasons. The last of the Boeing T-43 training aircraft was retired from USAF use in September 2010.
Boeing T-43A Specifications:
- Crew: Pilot and co-pilot
- Capacity: six navigator instructors and twelve navigator students
- Length: 100 ft (30.3 m)
- Wingspan: 93 ft (28.2 m)
- Height: 37 ft (11.2 m)
- Empty weight: 64,090 lb (29,071 kg)
- Loaded weight: 115,000 lb (53,300 kg)
- Engines: Twin 14,500 lbf (64 kN) Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofans
- Maximum speed: 562 mph (904 km/h)
- Range: 3,000 miles (4,830 km)
- Service ceiling: 37,000 ft (11,200 m)
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