T-45A aircraft is used for intermediate and advanced
portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training
program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike
missions. There are two versions of T-45 aircraft
currently in operational use at this time.
The T-45A has an analog design cockpit.
The T-45C is built around a new digital glass
T- 3 4 C
T U R B O M E N T O R . T h e
T- 3 4 C
Turbomentor is an unpressurized two-seat, tandem
cockpit low-wing turboprop trainer. The T-34C is used
to provide primary flight training for student pilots
attached to the Chief of Naval Air Training. As a
secondary mission, approximately 10 percent of the
aircraft provide pilot proficiency and other aircraft
CURRENT ROTARY-WING NAVY
Since World War II, the helicopter has become an
indispensable part of naval warfare. Its applications
seem limitlessASW; pilot rescue; transfer of
supplies, mail, and personnel within dispersed forces;
amphibious warfare; evacuation of wounded;
counterinsurgency; minesweeping; and others. Figure
8-54 shows representative types of rotary-wing aircraft.
CH-46 Sea Knight
The Sea Knight (fig. 8-55) is a twin-turbine
transport helicopter that provides the fleet with a
day/night underway replenishment capability. It is used
primarily for supply missions at sea and for casualty
evacuation. Its carrying capacity is 25 troops, 15 litters
and attendants, or 4,000 pounds of cargo. Rotor blades
fold for shipboard use. The CH-46 is a small version of
the Armys Chinook.
Photograph courtesy of Senior Airman Delia Castillo
Figure 8-51.C-2 Skytrain.
Photograph courtesy of SGT David W. Richards
Figure 8-52.C-130 Hercules.
Photograph courtesy of Bob Lawson, USN (Ret)
Figure 8-53.T-45A Goshawk.