Today in 1958 the T-2 Buckeye flew for the first time. If you were a US Navy or Marine Corps jet pilot or Naval Flight Officer (NFO) from the late 1950’s until 2004 you received training in the T-2 Buckeye. Affectionately called the ‘Fightin Buckeye’ or ‘Pregnant Guppie’ because of its fuselage shape the T-2 served almost 50 years before it was officially retired in 2008.
A U.S. Navy North American T2J-1 Buckeye trainer aircraft (BuNo 148200) of training squadron VT-7 on the catapult of the training aircraft carrier USS Antietam (CVS-36) in the early 1960s.
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