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T-2C Buckeye

First Flight

January 31, 1958


Vietnam Hangar Ramp

Dimensions & Capacity

Crew: 2
Length: 38 ft 3 1⁄2 in (11.671 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 1 1⁄2 in (11.621 m) (over tip tanks)
Height: 14 ft 9 1⁄2 in (4.509 m)
Empty Weight: 8,115 lb (3,681 kg)
Max Take Off Weight: 13,179 lb (5,978 kg)


Speed: Maximum – 453 kn (521 mph, 839 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Service Ceiling: 40,400 ft (12,300 m)
Range: 909 nmi (1,046 mi, 1,683 km)


Static Aircraft



Loan Status

This aircraft on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum on behalf of the Navy History and Heritage Command

The North American T-2 Buckeye was the United States Navy’s intermediate training aircraft, intended to introduce U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps student naval aviators and student naval flight officers to jets. It entered service in 1959 and was replaced by the McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk in 2008.

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