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TT Pinto

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The Temco TT-1 was a jet-powered, tandem two-place primary trainer aircraft built for the US Navy by the Temco Aircraft Corporation, formerly the Texas Engineering and Manufacturing Company, of Dallas, Texas. In concept it was an attempt to provide primary training in a jet-powered aircraft. The popular name for the TT-1 was Pinto. The Pinto had been initially proposed to the US Air Force in response to an Air Force competition for a jet-powered primary trainer, which was won by the Cessna T-37.

The TT-1 was mid-wing, tricycle landing gear trainer with an enclosed cockpit powered by a single Continental Motors J69-T-9 jet engine. Fourteen of the aircraft was produced between 1955 and 1957 and used in a training program demonstration testing the feasibility of using a jet powered trainer for primary flight training. The prototype flew for the first time in March 1956. The aircraft carried no armament.

Specifications (TT-1)

General characteristics

  • Length: 9.38 m (30 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.15 m (30 ft)
  • Height: 3.33 m (10 ft 11 in)
  • Empty: kg ( lb)
  • Loaded: kg ( lb)
  • Maximum takeoff: 1965.9 kg (4,325 lb)
  • Powerplant: one Continental Motors J69-T-9 turbo-jet engine, 4.57 kN (1,025 lbf) thrust


  • Maximum speed: 555 km/h (345 mi/h)
  • Range: 725 km ( 450 statute miles)
  • Service ceiling: 9,817 m (32,200 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 579 m/min (1,900 ft/min) initial rate
  • Wing loading: kg/m² ( lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight:

Comparable aircraft

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See also