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Combination package with the Boeing C17 Globemaster for the economical price of $16.50 for both!



The FSD T-38 Talon represents a highly accurate model of the renowned Northrop fighter-trainer aircraft. This is a gmax« created model, specifically for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.


The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles. It is designed with economy of operations and ease of maintenance in mind.  It is used by undergraduate pilots for pilot instructor training. Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command and NASA also use the T-38 in various roles.
The T-38 has swept-back wings, a streamlined fuselage and tricycle landing gear with a steerable nose wheel. Two independent hydraulic systems power the ailerons, flaps, rudder and other flight control surfaces. The instructor and student sit in tandem on rocket-powered ejection seats in a pressurized, air-conditioned cockpit.
The Talon first flew in 1959. More than 1,100 were delivered to the Air Force between 1961 and 1972 when production ended. Approximately 562 remain in service throughout the Air Force. The T-38 maintains an exceptional safety record to this day.

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Several paint schemes will be available. here are some examples...


The T-38 will feature both a standard 2D cockpit, and a virtual cockpit. The 2D cockpit will feature two separate viewing perspectives.  


Standard Cockpit


Virtual Cockpit

All-New Visual Model created by Owen Hewitt

Additional 3D modeling and graphics by Jim Goldman

Flight Modeling and Dynamics by Steve Small

Panel and Gauge Programming by Tim Dickens



Our purchase/installation process has been improved. We recommend you click here to review the FSD Download and Purchase EZ Process.


The T38/C17 Combo is available via download.


Note: Digitally delivered products or are not refundable.



T-38 Links

We will add to these links from time to time as we find them.

T-38 Poop T-38 Pilot Report Essco Aircraft - How To Fly The T-38


Recommended System Specifications
While cutting edge add-on aircraft such as this will "run" on a system with the minimum specifications outlined by Microsoft for Flight Simulator 2004, the following are minimum guidelines to achieve acceptable performance:
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004  - *Required for use of this software
  • Pentium IV or AMD Athlon/Duron microprocessor or higher with 2 GHz MHz + speed and 512 MB RAM minimum
  • Windows 2000 minimum.  Windows XP recommended *
  • Nvidia or ATI Radeon based 3D accelerator video card with full antialiasing and T&L lighting capability and a minimum of 128 MB onboard RAM
  • SoundBlaster Live or equivalent 128-bit DirectX sound device
  • Up-to-date DirectX video and sound drivers

Obviously, higher end systems with 3.0 GHz+ speed  CPU, 1024 MB system RAM and 256 MB or preferably 512 MB video RAM will perform much better.


*The aircraft may install and run in Windows 98/ME, providing your Windows software environment is in good order. But since the Windows 9X platform was notorious for program installation problems, driver conflicts, general instability and poor memory management compared to contemporary operating systems we cannot support problems resulting from the use of this long obsolete platform. Windows 9X is generally considered inadequate for today's DirectX applications and Windows XP is strongly recommended.  We cannot support issues arising from the Windows 9X software environment.



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