The world's first supersonic trainer, the T-38 Talon — which is also the most-produced trainer in history, with more than 1,100 manufactured — was officially introduced in March of 1961. More than a half century after its debut, it remains operational with the U.S. military. It also set a number of records in the early years of the Cold War, including speed, distance, and altitude marks achieved in 1961 by Jackie Cochran — among the most legendary icons in the history of women's aviation.
This 1/48 scale plastic kit of a USAF-flown T-38A features engraved surfaces, optional-position canopies, well-equipped cockpits (with Mk. 16 ejection seats), a boarding ladder, detailed exhaust nozzles, a deployed or retracted air brake, drop tanks, photo-etched parts, and two sets of authentic markings. Assembly required. Skill level 2. Measures approximately 11¾" long with a 6¼" wingspan.