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T-1 Jayhawk / T-400
Role Trainer aircraft
Manufacturer Raytheon
Hawker Beechcraft
Introduced 1992
Primary users United States Air Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Developed from Beechjet/Hawker 400A

The T-1 Jayhawk is a twin-engined jet aircraft used by the United States Air Force for advanced pilot training. T-1A students go on to fly cargo and tanker aircraft. The T-400 is a similar version for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.


Design and development

The T-1A Jayhawk is a medium-range, twin-engine jet trainer used in the advanced phase of USAF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training for students selected to fly strategic/tactical airlift or tanker aircraft. It is used also for training Air Force Navigators and Naval Flight Officers in low level flight procedures during the Intermediate Jet phase of training. It replaced the T-39 Sabreliner in the Intermediate phase of NFO training. The T-1 Jayhawk shares the same letter and number as the now retired T-1 SeaStar under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system.

The swept-wing T-1A is a military version of the Beechjet/Hawker 400A. It has cockpit seating for an instructor and two students and is powered by twin turbofan engines capable of an operating speed of Mach .78. The T-1A differs from its commercial counterpart with structural enhancements that provide for a large number of landings per flight hour, increased bird strike resistance and an additional fuselage fuel tank. A total of 180 T-1 trainers were delivered between 1992-1997.

The first T-1A was delivered to Reese Air Force Base, Texas, in January 1992, and student training began in 1993.

Another military variant is the Japan Air Self-Defense Force T-400 trainer, which shares the same type certificate as the T-1A.[1]


A T-1A parked at Centennial Airport


 United States

Specifications (T-1A)

A T-1A over San Antonio, Texas

General characteristics


See also

Related development

Comparable aircraft

Related lists


This article contains information that originally came from a US Government website, in the public domain. USAF Website

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