Northrop®️ T-38 Talon Serial#: 65-10454



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The latest aircraft from the MotoArt hangar is the Northrop T-38 Talon. The Talon is a two-seat twinjet supersonic jet trainer which has been used to train USAF pilots for over half a century. It was the world’s first supersonic trainer and also its most produced. Its versatility and ease of maintenance have made it a valued tool in not only the USAF, but also NASA and other NATO air forces. It will remain in USAF use until at least 2023.

In addition to training over 80,000 USAF pilots for flying aircraft such as the B-1B Lancer, F-15C Eagle, F-22 Raptor and the SR-71 Blackbird, it serves as a workhorse for the USAF System Command. It is used for test support for test flight programs, test support aircraft, a high performance drone director, a flying laboratory for solving perplexing problems, for towing targets, transporting equipment, to test radar calibration, to test and train for passenger plane recovery procedures, and more.


MotoArt was honored to add a T-38 Talon to the PlaneTags family. Our plane #65-10454 was constructed in 1965 at Northrop in Hawthorne, California and began its career shortly after with the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph AFB in Texas. After retirement in August 1993 it was then acquired by the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance, California before ending up in the care of MotoArt. What was destined to become scrap has been given a new lease on life as a collectible PlaneTag. 

Our newest PlaneTags are numbered to 2,000.

“It’s a must-have to add a new finish to your collection.”- says Dave Hall


Northrop®️ T-38 Talon | Serial#: 65-10454



  • Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
  • Latest Model: T-38A-60-NO Talon
  • Last Military Serial: 65-10454 USAF
  • Crew: 2
  • Overall Length: 46 ft 4.5 in
  • Wing Span: 25 ft 3 in
  • Height: 12 ft 10.5 in
  • Max Speed: 858 mph/h
  • Range: 1,140 miles
  • Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft
  • Rate of Climb: 33,600 ft/min
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric J85-5A Afterburning Turbojet Engines


Perfect Aviation Gift

PlaneTags are: 

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Luca M.
    Italy Italy

    Amazing tag

    Great gray tag, love it

    Anthony S.
    United States United States

    Multi Color Talon

    I love the multi color variants of the Talon. Its surprisingly bright for how weathered the airframe was. One of my favorite hidden military releases.

    Greg W.
    United States United States


    Purchased a metal variation of this tag from the inlet. It has a slight curve. It's great to have a piece of an aircraft type my father would have flown during training in the USAF.

    Logan P.
    United States United States

    Great Tags!

    Love the T-38 and absolutely love the tags from this aircraft. The blue/white combo is one of the sharpest tags I have! Love them!

    Yuri G.
    United States United States

    T-38 Talon, NATO

    Another gem from Motoart/Planetags. I got my tag in white because that's the colour of this aircraft. This tag comes nicely engraved with some info. USAF, NASA, NATO and South America. Chile/FACH has used this aircraft for many decades, the Talon still there filling many rolls with upgrades that make it a great trainer and support aircraft.

    Tony L.
    United States United States

    Part of my Top Gun trifecta

    Since MIG-28s aren’t real things the perfect stand in to go with my tomcat and A-4

    Robert H.
    United States United States

    Tag Review

    I ordered 7 tags overall. 6 of the 7 tags I received were fine. The 7th was so corroded it is hard to have a decent embossed on the back...

    Scott W.
    United States United States

    Aviation memorabilia for your luggage

    Plane tags can bring back cherished memories from aircraft experiences. MotoArt items are high quality shipped fast. What could be better than a piece of a plane you connected with in your pocket or displayed on your wall.

    Chad C.
    United States United States

    Great tag!

    Great presentation, nice engraving, good detail.

    Jack D.
    United States United States

    Great tag!!

    Awesome to own such a great piece of history. Quality engraving, packaging, cutting and finishing. 100% would recommend

    Michael C.
    Canada Canada

    Brings back good memories

    Durable and a nice size. Easy to order.

    Al G.
    United States United States

    Talon Tag

    I am proud to have been able to own a piece of aviation history. These aircraft have flown thousands of hours over decades. Training,long distances, loops, aerobatics, experiencing G forces, WOW! the history!!

    Dave C.
    United States United States

    Takes me back!

    Having flown the T-38A in Air Force Pilot Training, having my PlaneTag on my bag brings back some great memories. Please let me know when you have T-37 PlaneTags!

    Normand M.
    United States United States

    Piece of my past

    Like millions of former Air Force pilots, the T-38 was one of the important building blocks to achieving my “wings”. I flew the T-38 in 1971; 50 years ago. Hard to believe! Gives me a great sense of nostalgia to own a piece of this flying machine. I also have from MotoArt two of my other Air Force flying machines: B-52 and B-1B. These tags are part of me.

    Dean S.
    United States United States

    T-38 Talon

    This item had the same high quality of all other Planetags I've purchased. Great job folks!

    Douglas W.
    United States United States

    White Rocket T-38

    Beautiful - - just wish the imprint was a little sharper, more distinct like in some of the photos. Still a nice reminder of my USAF training.

    William M.
    United States United States

    Great Selection!

    This is one of my favorites! I only bought a white one, but I wish I had bought a couple of multi-colored ones. These are easy to buy, I just got there late, now I am waiting on-line when new tags come out.