The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engined supersonic jet trainer. It was the world's first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service as of 2015 in air forces throughout the world.
The United States Air Force (USAF) operates the most T-38s. In addition to training USAF pilots, the T-38 is used by NASA. The US Naval Test Pilot School is the principal US Navy operator (other T-38s were previously used as USN aggressor aircraft until replaced by the similar Northrop F-5 Tiger II). Pilots of other NATO nations fly the T-38 in joint training programs with USAF pilots.
As of 2015, the T-38 has been in service for over 50 years with its original operator, the United States Air Force.
FlightGear's T-38 uses a 2D cockpit, and demonstrates how instruments can be minimized and maximized in 2D panels. Although the real aircraft does not have a radar, it was chosen to be a demonstrator of radar in the simulator, and can therefore display AI aircraft on a radar screen.
- Flaps are extended by default
- Front cockpit seat is not solid, and can be seen through when looking from behind.
- No pilot or co-pilot visible in cockpit
- Aircraft has no shadow
- No aircraft lighting available
- No textures used
- No stick, rudder, throttle, gear and flap objects
- Engines have no sound
- Engine sound in cockpit does not differ from outside engine sound
- No HUD available
- No sound when toggling flaps