North American T-28B Trojan

Aircraft Details


6 with a capacity of 1,200 lb (540 kg) total


1 ร— Wright R-1820-86 Cyclone 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 1,425 hp (1,063 kW)

Max Speed:

343 mph

Cruising Speed:

Not Available


1,060 mi (1,710 km, 920 nmi)

Wing Span:

40 ft 1 in (12.22 m)


33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)


12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)


12 ft 8 in (3.86 m) Max



Service Ceiling:

35,500 ft (10,800 m)

Aircraft History

The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War. It has continued in civilian use as an aerobatics and Warbird performer.

After becoming adopted as a primary trainer by the USAF, the United States Navy and Marine Corps adopted it as well. Although the Air Force phased out the aircraft from primary pilot training by the early 1960s, continuing use only for limited training of special operations aircrews and for primary training of select foreign military personnel, the aircraft continued to be used as a primary trainer by the Navy (and by default, the Marine Corps and Coast Guard) well into the early 1980s.

Source: Wikipedia

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