Boeing T-X Announcement

Boeing has announced it’s entry for the T-X Program:

Boeing T-X

Looking forward to this.

Disclosure: I work for SAAB - a partner with Boeing on this entry. I have no involvement with the SAAB Aerospace branch … as much as I would like that :slight_smile:

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My first reaction is “Another trainer?!”. Oh well, lets see how this pans out.

Need something to replace the aging T-38 trainers. Seem to recall when Sim was in flight training 3 or 4 years ago they were limited to 4g maneuvers?

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It’s hot as hell.

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That is one sexy looking aircraft

Maybe one of my daughters will fly one and they can get me a ride :slight_smile: OK, they are only 5 and 3, so we have time.

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Coming soon to DCS “Another Trainer” LOL

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I like the Boeing T-X over the LM T-50

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From above and from the rear, the Boeing T-X looks like a single engine Super Hornet, slightly shorter.

The T-50 is a striking looking jet too. Bummer BAe couldnt contend with their Hawk. It was sharp.

That Boeing T-X is pretty sweet looking… Any preliminary looks at the cockpit yet?

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That appears to be bargain basement stuff…!

To keep costs down per the DoD bid they had to use preexisting technology.

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I’m guessing we have our pilot candidate too huh?

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Only if the optional stewardess inflation device is part of the package.

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Boeing hit a home run. That’s a sweet-looking little bird. The Yak-130 used to be my favorite trainer. Not now.

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Had to look that one up. Indeed…that is a nice shape! Lots of hard points too…

Sweet cockpit too…


LOL…the swear filter edits the link. Uh…substitute a “rooster” for those four letters…or just click here: Johnson

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Oh…and the Yak promo video is awesome…in a Bollywood / Russian type of way… The Minority Report image manipulating at 3:45 is particularly awesome…

I’ve removed cock from the swear filter. We just used a standard list and they obviously weren’t rooster fans, which is fairly puritan for our readers I’d guess. Fun search for this image though:

My nephew…who went to USC, will approve.

Seems IRIS was working on a Yak-130 at one point…never made it to release though…circa 2012 image:

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