This Northrop Grumman Talon T-38C U.S. Air Force aircraft model is in 1:32 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 8 1/4" and is 17" in length. The T-38 Talon is an advanced supersonic jet trainer aircraft manufactured by Northrop Corporation. T-38 Talons entered service with the USAF Strategic Air Command from 1981 to 1991. The primary users and operators of the T-38 are the United states Air Force, NASA, Luftwaffe and Turkish Air Force. Other operators include the Portuguese Air Force, the Republic of China Air Force and the United States Navy.
Northrop Corporation designed the T-38 in the mid 1950s as the trainer variant of a lightweight fighter project. The first three prototypes of the T-38 first flew on March 10, 1959 and were delivered in 1961. The T-38 officially entered service on March 17, 1959. The T-38Cs are currently undergoing structural and avionics to extend service life up to 2020.
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.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!