T-38A Jet Trainer

The first supersonic trainer!

The Northrop T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer. Adapted from an in-house lightweight fighter project (dubbed N-156F) that was aimed at the export market, Northrop was successful in the USAF competition to replace the aging T-33 trainer. The first prototype flew on 10 March 1959. Quickly adopted, it entered service in 1961. By the time production ended in 1972, 1,187 T-38s had been built.

Since its introduction, it is estimated that some 60,000 military pilots have trained on this aircraft! The USAF remains one of the few armed flying forces using dedicated supersonic final trainers, as most, such as the US Navy, use high subsonic trainers.

In 2003, 562 T-38s were still operational with the USAF and are currently undergoing structural and avionics programs (T-38C) to extend their service life to 2020. Improvements include the addition of a HUD, GPS, INS (Inertial Navigation System), and TCAS as well as PMP (a propulsion modification to improve low-altitude engine thrust). Many USAF variants (T-38A and AT-38B) are being converted to the T-38C.

Besides the USAF, USN and NASA, current T-38 operators include the German Air Force, the Republic of China Air Force, and the Turkish Air Force.

Introducing the Milviz T-38A Jet Trainer

Our original version of the T-38A Talon continues to be among the best military trainers available for your simulator. With detail-accurate modeling, rich, high definition textures, and a exquisite sound set, it is sure to offer a great flight simulation experience to all levels of pilots.

A Realistic Simulation

Experience the joy of flying this historic aircraft, complete with the accurate replication of those same buffet sounds and vibrations that many thousands of pilots around the world came to regard as the jet speaking to them. Enjoy a highly tuned flight model, realistic to the point where two real-world T-38 pilots gave it their personal seals of approval! They devoted hundreds of hours in careful testing, not stopping until our jet reminded them of fond memories in Air Training Command traffic patterns, flying a jet that would make any pilot green with envy!

Attention To Detail

We've created what we consider to be a highly replicative model both inside and out, and carefully textured it to bring out a strong sense of realism and immersion. The cockpit is faithful down to the last switch. Even the translucent gear handle looks (and operates) like the real thing. The details extend to the systems as well; if the gear fails to extend, you're able to pull the alternate gear handle just as in the real jet and let gravity do it's job!

A Complete Package

To ensure that you have all the tools necessary to enjoy a successful flight, we've included two flight manuals. The first is a quick start manual for those who just want to “kick the tires and light the fires” while the other is a very comprehensive Pilot’s Operating Handbook, over 240 pages in length, that is nearly a verbatim replication of the real-world T-38A manual. It is complete with actual performance charts, real-world normal and emergency procedures, plus exhaustive descriptions and operations of the cockpit avionics and equipment. It even provides the latest in actual USAF flight tests to help you obtain those picture-perfect landings that all pilots crave for.

Continually Updated

Here at Milviz, we have a tradition of strongly supporting our releases with updates and upgrades. Since the original release of the T-38A, we've not only of provided updates in order to fix issues as they've appeared, but along the way we've also added support for the many platform options now available.

We think this is one of the finest military jets available for FSX or P3D, and without question it offers the realistic look, feel, and performance of flying the real aircraft. Climb in and hook up! The sky beckons!

New! MVAMS Updating Capability

As of August 2017, our innovative MilViz Aircraft Management System (MVAMS) is now included with the T-38A package.

Our MVAMS utility runs outside the simulator providing the means to incrementally update individual products to quickly address issues and make fixes when required, without having to have our customers download and reinstall new versions of the aircraft. This allows our customers to quickly discover and install any pending updates for their aircraft, ensuring that they are completely up-to-date with our latest fixes, changes, or technology.

New! Prepar3D V4 Compatibility

As of August 2017, the MilViz T-38A Jet Trainer has been updated for full compatibility in Prepar3D Version 4!

System Requirements (Minimum):

Operating System:
Windows 7
Windows 10

Use of this product in any other version of Windows is not supported at this time.

Intel i5 or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher


DirectX®11 compliant video card
1 GB video RAM or higher

Hard Drive Space:
2 GB available space

Supported Platforms:
FSX Acceleration
FSX: Steam Edition
Prepar3d Version 2 (Latest release, with all hotfixes)
Prepar3d Version 3 (Latest release, with all hotfixes)
Prepar3d Version 4

Current Product Version: 180501

Use or installation of the products(s) referenced on this page in any other platform than that intended or shown above is not supported and may result in errors or a non-functioning product.

All MilViz products require a functioning gaming controller such as a joystick for proper operation.

For maximum functionality and pilot joy, Milviz recommends Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog & Flight Rudders.

Setup instructions

Special Features:

Flight dynamics by Bernt Stolle, extensive testing by two T-38 pilots

Realistic startup and shutdowns

Realistic systems and avionics

Exterior model manager to show/hide various elements

5 HD liveries created by Gunnar von Meeren

Realistic DX10/DX11 night lighting, landing lights and custom effects

High quality sound set, including startups with two types of huffers and shutdown

High quality external and internal models

Highly detailed product operating handbook included

High resolution paint kit

Purchase Options

Standard Edition for personal use only

T-38A Jet Trainer
Multi-platform installer, supporting FSX:Acceleration, FSX:Steam, P3Dv2, P3Dv3, P3Dv4

This product is NOT compatible with MSFS2020

$24.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)

Installation support only

Commercial licences

For more information on how our custom products and bespoke turnkey solutions can fulfil your training needs please contact us


Detailed Pilot’s Operating Handbook
Paint Kit
High quality HD paint kit to create your own liveries