TOPICS: American trainer competitions


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This is the first in a series of index topics that are meant to recapitulate all the resources we have on this forum.

Not only this should prevent the creation of duplicate topics, but it will also be a great source of inspiration and exploration by focusing on certain topics we might have overlooked.

Today's topic is U. S. TRAINERS. I have tried to list all the topics I could find, but I do not doubt for a minute that some others exist that will have escaped my scrutiny (not to mention bits from more general topics...). So if you can add to the list, please do!

USN trainer (1928)
USAAF advanced trainer (1940-41)
Won by Curtiss AT-9 Jeep / Beech AT-10 Wichita

USAAF integrated aircrew trainer (1942)
Won by the Boeing (Stearman) AT-15 Crewmaker, but not procured

USAF bomber trainer (1948)
Not procured

USAF MX-955 advanced trainer (1948)
Won by the North American XT-28 Trojan
USAF primary trainer (1950)
Won by Temco YT-35 Buckaroo, but limited procurement
Superseded by Beech T-34 Mentor

USAF trainer-transport (1951)
Won by Beech T-36, but cancelled

USAF MX-1962 primary trainer (1953)
Won by Cessna T-37 Tweet
USAF high-speed trainer (1953)
Won by North American TF-86F Transonic Trainer, but not procured
USAF advanced trainer (1956)
Won by Northrop T-38A Talon

USAF combination transport and combat proficiency trainer (UTX) (1956)
Won by North American T-39 Sabreliner
USN navigation trainer (1967)
Won by Grumman TC-4B, but not procured

USN TCX Weapon System Trainer (circa 1971)

USN Heavier than air, Training aircraft Experimental – Training System (VTX-TS) (1978)
Won by McDonnell Douglas (British Aerospace) T-45A Goshawk

USAF Next Generation Trainer (NGT)
Won by Fairchild T-46A, but not procured

USAF/USN Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS)
Won by Beech (Pilatus) T-6A Texan II

USAF Tanker Transport Training System (TTTS)
won by Beech (Mitsubishi) T-1A Jayhawk

USAF Enhanced Flight Screener (EFS)
Won by Slingsby T-3A Firefly
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Re: FORUM TOPICS INDEX: American trainer competitions

Excellent, many thanks Sthephan