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Navy North American T-39 Sabreliner

18 February 2013

Navy North American T-39 Sabreliner

30º 20′ 37″ N / 87º 18′ 53″ W

— photo by Joseph May

North American T-39 Sabreliner at Pensacola Naval Air Station — photo by Joseph May

Airborne radar usage for navigation, attack and defense was so interwoven into the fabric of everyday operations that the U.S. Navy began to accepting the first of several dozen North American T-39 Sabreliner aircraft in 1962. The T-39D was flown to instruct radar navigation as well as training for airborne intercepts, while the T-39G was used for non radar based training and the T-39N for Flight Officer training. This Sabreliner is on display on the Pensacola Naval Air Station in the livery used by VT-4. More information as well as a photo of the dual purpose cargo/training CT-39 in U.S. Marine Corps livery can be found at this link provided by the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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Sabreliner’s starboard profile — photo by Joseph May

One Comment leave one →
  1. Marty Davis permalink
    20 February 2013 14:17

    A flowerbed underneath the aircraft. Really?

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