In 1947 Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co. Inc., Dallas, bought rights to GC-1B Swift, having previously made 329 for Globe Aircraft under subcontract. TE&M then formed Temco Aircraft Corp., developing TE-1 and T-35A trainer versions and prototypes of civil Model 33 Plebe. Sustained by massive aircraft subcontract and conversion business, Temco produced Model 51 Pinto jet trainer (26 March 1956), 11 for Navy as TT-1.

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