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Boeing T-X designation
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:09:34 pm »
Since Boeing has won the T-X contest, any idea on what the designation will be?  Perhaps the T-7 following on to the T-6, or perhaps the "pre-1962" system as the T-49 or higher.


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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 07:18:01 pm »
Probably T-2020, since that's about the time frame it will operate in and it offers a clear vision of the future for advanced pilots. I wish I was kidding, but the old designation system is about dead. It's now about marketing; T-6 (A reference to the original WW2 NA Texan), the B-21 (not B-3, because it's a bomber for the 21st century), and whatever other programs they've played with the naming convention for better marketing.

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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 07:33:47 pm »
Actually the IOC date looks like 2024, with full capability by 2035(!)  Why does it take so long for a relatively simple singe engine trainer to come on line?


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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 12:20:29 am »
Do you know the company designation (Model-number) of this bird?
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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 01:35:43 pm »
Perhaps the T-7 following on to the T-6, or perhaps the "pre-1962" system as the T-49 or higher.
... that would be T-54 or higher.

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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 02:12:11 pm »
Actually the IOC date looks like 2024, with full capability by 2035(!)  Why does it take so long for a relatively simple singe engine trainer to come on line?


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It looks like FOC coincides with the retirement of the T-38, so in this case, full operational capability may refer to having enough aircraft and ground systems to take over the full training workload rather than any specific capability development.
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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 08:04:48 am »
Not sure on the model designation# - Boeing listed it as BTX-1 when applying for the two N#s they have been flying under.

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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 12:14:24 pm »
Perhaps the T-7 following on to the T-6, or perhaps the "pre-1962" system as the T-49 or higher.
... that would be T-54 or higher.

If the USAF goes for the post-1962 series, would the next designation be T-7?

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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 07:48:53 am »
It would be odd for them to revert to the T-7 since they've assigned T-53 more recently.  T-6 was the aberration, used to force the nostalgic link between the WW2-era T-6 Texan and the new T-6 Texan II.

I hope we'll see the Boeing TX become the T-54, but I could see them skipping over both T-54 and T-55 to avoid Google collisions with the Soviet tanks.

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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 10:05:58 am »
T-21 surely :)
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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 06:16:32 pm »
Brilliant idea; T-21 for the 21st Century.  Sort of like the way, way, way out of sequence B-21 for the 21st Century.  Too bad that the  C-21 was recently used for the Lear, and the F-21 for the Kfir.


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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 02:55:43 am »
Hello!

Brilliant idea; T-21 for the 21st Century.  Sort of like the way, way, way out of sequence B-21 for the 21st Century.  Too bad that the  C-21 was recently used for the Lear, and the F-21 for the Kfir.

Comparing the time, when aircraft, like B-52 and T-38 have been intoduced to service, their replacement's should be used during wholed 21st century.

T-38 is till operational, with maiden flight in 1958.
B-52 - as well, with maiden flight in 1952.

Perhaps, modern aircraft should be designed with the provision for service life for a centuries, not decades?
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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 06:13:38 am »
Hello!

Brilliant idea; T-21 for the 21st Century.  Sort of like the way, way, way out of sequence B-21 for the 21st Century.  Too bad that the  C-21 was recently used for the Lear, and the F-21 for the Kfir.

Comparing the time, when aircraft, like B-52 and T-38 have been intoduced to service, their replacement's should be used during wholed 21st century.

T-38 is till operational, with maiden flight in 1958.
B-52 - as well, with maiden flight in 1952.
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Perhaps, modern aircraft should be designed with the provision for service life for a centuries, not decades?
8-)

You are correct; the Boeing T-X will probably be in service for 80% of the 21st century!


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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 08:58:05 pm »
Its amazing to imagine something that looked like it was designed in the 1970's to be flying in the year 2099.

Disappointed. I know it might be "affordable" whatever it ends up ultimately costing, but was hoping for something more innovative and inspirational like the T-38 was when it first appeared.

My guess will be designated T-57/58

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Re: Boeing T-X designation
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 08:08:52 am »
There have been no fundamental changes in the understanding of transonic aerodynamics in the last 50 years. Why would it look different?
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