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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

There's been many polls about favorite bombers, fighters, helos and what have you. They all are cool but they have one thing in common, their crew all started out in trainers.

That said what is your favorite military trainer old or new.
Personally I love the T-37. I flew in it one time and that flight sticks out in my mind more than any T-6 hop I had.

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User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Without a doubt it would be the T-33 with the T-28 in second place.

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Canada's trainers for years:

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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Quoting Dc8jet (Reply 1):
Without a doubt it would be the T-33 with the T-28 in second place.

T-33 definitely gets my vote!



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User currently offlineStickers From South Africa, joined Sep 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

For many years the North American AT-6C Harvard was the standard trainer for SAAF pilots, and today there is still a very active Harvard club, as well as many privately owned Harvard's that perform at various airshows


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Those who went on to fighters used (We called it the Impala - built under licence) Aermacchi MB-326


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Those have been replaced by Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Astra and BAE Systems Hawk 120.


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Of them all, i think that the Harvard has the most character and then the Impala was just a treat to watch as kids. Those would list as my favorites. Of couse, all are SA trainers, but then again, i am proudly South African!   

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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Northrop T-38 Talon. Gotta love a supersonic nimble sexy 'trainer'. And I want one. Bad.


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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1986 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Defiantly the Harvard, I am planning on starting to fly them at the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association come spring time. The sound of them, the look of them... It is just a beaut of an a/c.


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User currently offlineStickers From South Africa, joined Sep 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 6):
ZBBYLW

Right on ZBBYLW!!
There is nothing like the sound of the Harvard. It is so distinct and so powerful.


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