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T-38 Talon
 
Latest update: July 2017

Company: Northrop
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed). Act. No. of aircraft operational.
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Portugal           0   12   12     0
South Korea           0         31 31 0
Taiwan 42       42 0 2 1 40   1   0
Turkey 73       73 0 3 2         68
USA 1.075       1.075 0 190 330 12 40 35 36 582
Total 1.190       1.190 0 195 345 52 52 67 67 650
 
Comment(s):

Please note below report requires validation for South Korea and Taiwan.

Turkey:

Current status unknown.

United States:

The T-38s are operated by the USAF and the USN Test Pilot School. The USAF Talons will be replaced by the winner of the T-X competition.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Portugal T-38A           0   12   12     0
South Korea T-38A           0         31 31 0
Taiwan AT-38B 1       1 0   1         0
  T-38A 31       31 0 2   30   1   0
  T-38C 10       10 0     10       0
Turkey T-38A 73       73 0 3 2         68
USA AT-38B 54       54 0 7 40         7
  GAT-38B 11       11 0   11         0
  GT-38A 17       17 0   17         0
  QT-38A 7       7 0 2 5         0
  T-38A 538       538 0 174 249 12 30 35 36 132
  T-38C 445       445 0 7 5   10     443
  YT-38 3       3 0   3         0
Total   1.190       1.190 0 195 345 52 52 67 67 650
 
Comment(s):
 
Photo gallery
 
25 TFS T-38A on approach to Nellis AFB.
The 309th AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB is responsible for storage.  412 Test Squadron T-38A returning from its display at Edwards AFB open house. 
 
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