T-37 Tweet History

Cessna Aircraft Company developed the XT-37 in response to a military specification for a turbojet-powered trainer. Cessna model 318 first flew in October of 1954 and won the contract. Used primarily as a trainer, the T-37 was nicknamed the “Tweet” by its primary users, pilots in training. During the lifespan of the program, a light attack version of the aircraft, the A-37, was developed.

As we get specific history information for this aircraft, we will update the site.

T-37 Tweet Specifications

Dimensions & Weights
Wingspan

35 ft 10.5 in

Length

28 ft 3.25 in

Height

8 ft 10.5 in

Maximum weight

8,700 lbs

Powerplant and fuel system

Two Continental J69-T-25 turbojets 1,025-lb thrust

Accommodation

Two: Trainee and instructor pilot

Performance
Maximum speed

425 mph

Cruising speed

350 mph

Range

650 miles

Service Ceiling

35,000 ft

Crew Chief

Jim Mattison

Country of origin

USA

Manufacturer

Cessna

b/n or serial number

57-2341

type

Military trainer aircraft

ownership

Pacific Coast Air Museum

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