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Mc Donnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk

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Development

Entwicklung

The T-45 Goshawk is a fully carrier-capable version of the BaE Hawk. It was developed for the U.S. Navy for use in training.

The Hawk had not been designed for carrier operations. Numerous modifications were required for Navy carrier use, including improvements to the low-speed handling characteristics and a reduction in the approach speed. Other changes were strengthened airframe, more robust and wider landing gear with catapult attachment and an arresting hook. It features a two-wheel nose landing gear.

The Goshawk first flew in 1988 and became operational in 1991. BAE Systems manufactures the fuselage aft of the cockpit, the air inlets, the vertical stabilizer of the T-45 at Samlesbury, and the wings at Brough, England. Boeing manufactures the remainder of the aircraft and assembles them in St. Louis, Missouri.

 The T-45's A and C models are currently in operational use. The T-45A, which became operational in 1991, contains an analog cockpit design while the newer T-45C, which was first delivered in December 1997, features a new digital "glass cockpit" design. All T-45A aircraft will eventually be converted to a T-45C configuration under the T-45 Required Avionics Modernization Program (T-45 RAMP).

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Variants

Versionen

  T-45A

Two-seat basic and advanced jet trainer for the U.S. Navy.

T-45A

Zweisitziger Basis und Fortge-schrittenen Trainer für die U.S. Navy

  T-45C

Improved T-45A with glass cockpit, inertial navigation, and other improvements.

T-45C

Verbesserte T-45A mit "Glascockpit" interner Navigation und anderen Ver-besserungen.

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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

The T-45 has been used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps strike pilot training program with Training Air Wing 1 at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi and Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. The T-45 replaced the T-2C Buckeye trainer and the TA-4J Skyhawk II trainer with an integrated training system that includes the T-45 Goshawk aircraft, operational and instrument flight simulators (OFT/IFT), academics, and training integration system support. In 2008, the T-45 began operation in the advanced portion of Navy/Marine Corps Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training with Training Air Wing SIX at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

T-45A

Wingspan

Spannweite

9.39 m

Length

Länge

11.99 m

Height

Höhe

4.08 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

17.7 m²

Engine

Motor

1× Rolls-Royce Turbomeca F405-RR-401 turbofan, 26 kN

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

1,038 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

4,460 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

6,387 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

40.6 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

12,950 m

Range

Reichweite

1288 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

none

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Serials

Seriennummern

Mc Donnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk
T-45A 162787 - 162788  2
T-45A 162789 - 162790 (2)
T-45A 163599 - 163658 60
T-45C 165057 - 165092 36
T-45C 167073 - 167107 35

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