This video is like a dagger into the hearts of Tweet fans everywhere. For 52 years, the jet served as the primary trainer for Air Force pilots who attended pilot training. This isn’t how you want to see it all end!
T-37 was a pilot favorite
In addition to being one hell of a fun jet to fly, the T-37 also made a ton of noise. The two J-69-T-25 turbojets produced 1,025 lbs of thrust each along with one of the most ear piercing noises known to man. Many pilots affectionally referred to it as the ‘6,000 pound dog whistle’. So much so that we’re assuming most instructors who flew her for any extended length of time are now eligible for disability due to hearing loss.
As loud as the Tweet was, the jet was loved by most pilots who flew the jet. It was a quirky, fun, and forgiving jet. That’s why this video showing the destruction of a Tweet is so painful to watch. The jet in this particular video was based at Sheppard AFB, tail number 58-1891. It was a static trainer. When the jet was no longer needed for training, it was destroyed back in 2011. What a waste.
Video shared by Scroggins Productions on YouTube.