Scale Presentations by Walter M. Jefferies Jr.
Temco's Model 51 is first primary jet trainer purchased by any U.S. military
service; Navy's slick little plane will carry designation "TI-1". Has maximum speed
of 285 knots, cruises at 235 knots. Plane is unrestricted for all conventional aerobatic
maneuvers. Sustained aerobatics are given wide allowable speed range by high max
dive speed of 450 knots. Rate of climb, 1,900 feet-per-min; service ceiling, 30,000'.
Landing approach speed, 70-75 knots with comparatively docile stall speed, power
oft, 63 knots. For stability in getting on-off deck, has hydraulic-retract tricycle
landing gear. Wing flaps and speed brakes hydraulic-operated. Student and instructor
seat in tandem. Essential controls are duplicated in rear cockpit for instructor.
Visibility enhanced by large 1-piece plexiglass clamshell canopy. Has liquid-type
oxygen system. Built ruggedly to take rough treatment normally imposed on primary
Posted January 30, 2022