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



Temco TT-1 Super Pinto aircraft picture

Only five photos of Pinto jets come up on 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:


An article by Budd Davisson, with more here: