T-45 Goshawk Pic GalleryThe T-45A Goshawk is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet used to train Navy pilots. The T-45A aircraft, the Navy version of the British Aerospace Hawk aircraft, is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions. The T-45A replaced the T-2 Buckeye trainer and the TA-4 trainer with an integrated training system that includes the T-45A Goshawk aircraft, operations and instrument fighter simulators, academics, and training integration system.



Contractor: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Type: Trainer
Crew: Two (instructor pilot, student pilot)
Length: 39 feet 4 inches (11.98 meters)
Height: 13 feet 6 inches (4.11 meters)
Wingspan: 30 feet 10 inches (9.39 meters)
Max Take-off weight: 13,500 pounds (6,075 kg)
Engines: 2 Rolls Royce F405-RR-401 turbofan engines, rated 5,527 pounds (2,512 kg) thrust each
Max Speed: 645 miles per hour (1038 km per hour)
Ceiling: 42,500 feet
Range: 700 nautical miles (805 statute miles, 1288 km)
Armament: None.

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