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Cessna T-37 Tweet Jet-Powered Trainer (1957)

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The Cessna T-37 Tweet became a popular jet-powered trainer for many world air forces - over 1,200 were produced.

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Specifications for the
Cessna T-37 Tweet
Jet-Powered Trainer

Focus Model: Cessna T-37B Tweet
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1957
Production Total: 1,269

Crew: 2

Length: 29.27 ft (8.92 m)
Width: 33.79 ft (10.30 m)
Height: 9.19ft (2.80 m)
Weight (Empty): 3,869 lb (1,755 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,598 lb (2,993 kg)

Powerplant: 2 x Continental-Teledyne J69-T-25 turbojet engines developing 1,025 lb of thrust each.

Maximum Speed: 425 mph (684 kmh; 369 kts)
Maximum Range: 932 miles (1,500 km)
Service Ceiling: 39,199 ft (11,948 m; 7.4 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,370 feet-per-minute (1,027 m/min)

Hardpoints: 2
Armament Suite:
None for trainer versions. 2 x 250 lb conventional drop bombs for "C" export model.

Model 318 - Cessna project competition designation.

XT-37 - Prototype designation based on Model 318.

T-37A - First production model featuring 2 x Continental J69-T-9 turbojets of which 534 produced.

T-37B - Featured more powerful J69-T-5 powerplants, provisioning for wing tip fuel tanks and improved avionic systems.

T-37C - Produced for export; Addition of underwing hardpoints.

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