NORTH AMERICAN (ROCKWELL) T-2 BUCKEYE

BUCKEYE SERVICE

Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc., Inglewood, California, USA
(In 1967, became North American Rockwell Corp., El Segundo, California, USA)
Models: NA-249, NA-253, NA-266, NA-280, NA-288, NA-294, NA-310,
NA-318, NA-332, NA-340, NA-346, NA-352, NA-358, NA-367,
NA-396, NA-398
Designations: T2J; T-2
Name: Buckeye
First official flight: (YT2J-1) 21/01/1958
Factory production period: 1957 - 1970
Primary service period: 1959 - 2004
Last official flight: (T-2C) 08/08/2008

BUCKEYE VARIANTS

1958 NA-249 YT2J-1 (YT-2A) 6  
1958 NA-253/-266 T2J-1 (T-2A) 211 Total: 217
         
1965 NA-288/-294/-310 T-2B 97  
1968 NA-310/-318/-332
-340/-346
/-352
-367
T-2C 231 Total: 328
         
1969 NA-358/-398 T-2D 24  
1969 NA-396 T-2E 40 Total: 064

Grand Total: 609

BUCKEYE PRODUCTION

YT2J-1
Prototype single-engined, basic jet
trainer for US Navy. Developed
from the NA-241 program.
Redesignated as YT-2A in 1962.
Produced 1957

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.144217 / 144222 249-1 / 6

Total: 006

T2J-1
As YT2J-1, minor changes.
Redesignated as T-2A in 1962.
Produced 1958 - 1961

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.145996 / 146015 253-1 / 20  
BuNo.147430 / 147530 253-21 / 121  
BuNo.148150 / 148239 266-1 / 90 Total: 211
60 additional airframes cancelled.

T-2B
As YT-2B, production version.
Original designation was T2J-2.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.152382 / 152391 288-1 / 10  
BuNo.152440 / 152475 288-11 / 46  
BuNo.153538 / 153555 294-1 / 18  
BuNo.155206 / 155238 310-1 / 33 Total: 097
15 additional airframes cancelled.

T-2C
As YT-2C, production version.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.155239 / 155241 310-34 / 36  
BuNo.156686 / 156733 318-1 / 48  
BuNo.157030 / 157065 332-1 / 36  
BuNo.158310 / 158333 340-1 / 24  
BuNo.158575 / 158610 346-1 / 36  
BuNo.158876 / 158911 352-1 / 36  
BuNo.159150 / 159173 367-1 / 24  
BuNo.159704 / 159727 367-? Total: 231
36 additional airframes cancelled.

T-2D
As T-2C, export version for Venezuela.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.159330 / 159341 358-1 / 12  
BuNo.160228 / 160239 398-1 / 12 Total: 024

T-2E
As T-2C, export version for Greece.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.160059 / 160098 396-1 / 40

Total: 040

 

Grand Total: 609

BUCKEYE CONVERSIONS

US Navy

YT2J-2 1 NA-280
1 T2J-1(145997), 1962, prototype with twin engine upgrade.
(YT-2B) 1 1962, redesignation of the YT2J-2.
DT-2B  1+ T-2B, drone director conversions.
DT-2C 1+ T-2C, drone director conversions.
YT-2C 1 T-2B(152382), 1968, prototype with twin engine upgrade.

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