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Temco TT-1 Pinto Model 51

Temco TT-1 Pinto Model 51

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The Temco TT Pinto is a tandem two-seat primary jet trainer built for the United States Navy by Temco Aircraft of Dallas, Texas.

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The Temco Model 51 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 Tweet. The concept behind the Model 51 was an attempt to provide primary training in a jet-powered aircraft. The official name for the Model 51 was the Pinto.

Operational History

Operational history

A U.S. Navy TT-1 in flight (1958)

In 1959, these aircraft served in the Air Training Command at Pensacola, Florida and used in a training program demonstration testing the feasibility of using a jet-powered trainer for primary flight training.[citation needed]

By the end of 1960, the TT-1s were phased out of operations in the Naval Air Training Command because performance was deemed insufficient,[4] and sold as surplus.

RoleJet Trainer
ManufacturerTemco Aircraft
First flight26 March 1956
Primary userUnited States Navy
Number built15
VariantsAJI T-610 Super Pinto



TT-1 Pinto
Two-seat primary jet trainer aircraft.
American Jet Industries T-610 Super Pinto
Re-engined with 2,850 lbf (12.7 kN) General Electric CJ610-6 turbojet.[1]


 United States

General characteristics


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 30 ft 7 in (9.32 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 10 in (9.09 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
  • Wing area: 150 sq ft (14 m2)
  • Gross weight: 4,440 lb (2,014 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 119 US gal (99 imp gal; 450 l) normal; 165 US gal (137 imp gal; 620 l) max
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental YJ69-T-9 centrifugal flow compressor turbojet engine, 920 lbf (4.1 kN) thrust


  • PerformanceMaximum speed: 345 mph (555 km/h, 300 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m); 328 mph (285 kn; 528 km/h) at sea level
    Cruise speed: 247 mph (398 km/h, 215 kn) at 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
    Stall speed: 76 mph (122 km/h, 66 kn) at take-off weight: 69 mph (60 kn; 111 km/h) at landing weight
    Never exceed speed: 518 mph (834 km/h, 450 kn)
    Endurance: 1.5 hours
    Service ceiling: 30,000 ft (9,100 m
    Rate of climb: 1,900 ft/min (9.7 m/s

Aircrafttoaal encyclopedia

The company was established on 10 December 1939 by the armament company Oerlikon-Bührle, and construction of a new production building started in March 1940. The company was formed to do maintenance and repairs for the Swiss Air Force, the first work of the new company was assembly of EKW C-35 reconnaissance biplanes from spare parts, and overhaul work on other types