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
*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.
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...
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.
Great presentation, nice engraving, good detail.
Awesome to own such a great piece of history. Quality engraving, packaging, cutting and finishing. 100% would recommend
Durable and a nice size. Easy to order.
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!!
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!
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.
This item had the same high quality of all other Planetags I've purchased. Great job folks!
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.
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.