The LOOTM Archive

October 2013


Temco--Texas Engineering and Manufacturing Company--was involved with the Globe Swift and became the major holder of aircraft after Globe went out of business.

Temco also took what they learned from the T-35 Buckaroo project and developed a nifty little jet named the Pinto. The Pinto was Temco's response to a request for a military training jet in the 1960's.

Of course, since we Americans like small machines with BIG motors, most of the 14 aircraft built have been re-engined over the years. Increasing the power from the original J-69 engine's paltry 980 pounds to a whopping 3000 pounds with the GE J-85 gave the airplane a whole 'nother personality! But don't take my word for it--read Budd's pilot report below. A rare Warbird!

 

The October LOOTM

Temco TT-1 Super Pinto Jet

Enjoy!

 

Temco TT-1 Super Pinto aircraft picture

Only five photos of Pinto jets come up on Airliners.net. This is the only in-flight available so far . . .

 

Temco TT-1 Pinto aircraft picture

Looking into the business end of the jet on start-up, with more Wiki info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temco_TT_Pinto

 

An article by Budd Davisson, with more here:

 http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepTemcoPinto.html