Talk:Cessna T-37 Tweet

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Article name[edit]

  • According to Wiki naming policy, this article should be under the title "T-37 Tweety Bird". If no one objects, I will move it. Maury 15:09, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
    There are so many nicknames for this plane, choosing one would be rather arbitrary. So yes, I object.
  • Stick to this make of plane's official name and don't make this article's title look silly. Anthony Appleyard 05:14, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Agree. And since, according to this PDF, the T-37's official nme is "Tweet", then that is what should be used. - BillCJ 18:22, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Cambodia/Thailand exports[edit]

This was recently added by an anon:
:The A-36B was also exported to Cambodia and Thailand in the 1970s.
It needs a reference, and I'm pretty sure the "36" is a typo.--chris.lawson 05:42, 10 February 2006 (UTC) It was called Tweety Bird in 1961 at Vance AFB.Exbird71 (talk) 02:02, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

A-37 Dragonfly[edit]

The T-37 and A-37 are, in many ways, different aircraft. I am planning on splitting off the A-37 to A-37 Dragonfly in the next few days, unless strong objections are raised. Also, as above, I will be looking into moving this article to T-37 Tweet, the plane's official USAF name. - BillCJ 18:22, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

The "last base"[edit] not Columbus AFB, it's Sheppard. — BQZip01 — talk 01:39, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Cropped picture[edit]

I liked the picture better before; cropping it (Oct 15) did not improve the depiction of the aircraft and removed some rich context (at least for those who spent a lot of time in the Tweet over Texas.) Is there some rule or principle involved, to show just the aircraft? Other pics on the page show interesting backgrounds. If it's valid or necessary to take out the background, then maybe the caption's newsy reference to the Lake should be dropped as well. brucemcdon – 19:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

I liked the previous picture too, but I think the caption is apropos. — BQZip01 — talk 22:22, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

possibly two survivor aircraft at Columbus[edit]

I believe there is one at the base main gate and there is also one in town (Columbus, MS) at the intersection of highways 82 and 45.

T-37B Tweet in the 1950s picture[edit]

I don't think this picture is from the 1950s. The Air Force didn't begin painting the Tweet white until the 1970s. I went through UPT in 1976, and many T-37s were still bare metal. The helmets the pilots are wearing are much too recent a design as well.

Ralph X. Williams III (talk) 13:56, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

The original image has not got a date but the caption just says that the type joined the USAF in 1955 "T-37 Tweet, Air Force inventory in 1955" and it has been assumed as the date of the photograph. The aircraft has a 1961 Fiscal serial so was probably not even built in the 1950s. A Google search finds "A student and instructor at the Air Training Command undergraduate navigator school climb into the cockpit of a T-37 training aircraft prior to making a flight. Location: MATHER AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (CA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) Camera Operator: WALT WEIBLE Date Shot: 1 Jun 1983. (Department of Defense Photo)." MilborneOne (talk) 16:25, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

resemblance to the Northrop F89 Scorpion[edit]

The overall layout of the T37 bears a very strong resemblance to that of the F89. Everything from the placement of the jet engine intakes to the shape of the tailplane and cruciform tail make the T37 resemble an F89 that shrank in the wash, so to speak.

I know that the aircraft were developed by different companies. The F89 was a Northrop design, the T37 was from Cessna. Nonetheless, I have to ask--did any of the engineers who created the Scorpion go on to work for Cessna just a few years later? It can't be coincidental. The aircraft look far too much alike. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:400:8001:BA60:2DB6:16A6:1576:107D (talk) 19:31, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

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