The T-28 was a basic trainer that was built for both the Air Force and Navy. Three versions were ordered by the U.S. military. The T-28A was used by the U.S. Air Force. The T-28B Trojan was used by the U.S. Navy and served as a trainer from 1952 until 1984. While its basic purpose was a trainer, it was used during the Vietnam War for counter insurgency missions. The T-28C was also used by the U.S. Navy and had an arrester hook for carrier landings. The T-28 replaced the SNJ.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The T-28 on display is owned locally by Verlin “Mac” McIntosh in Farmersville, Ohio!
- It was manufactured in Columbus, Ohio in 1955!
- The U.S. Navy used this particular aircraft as an advanced trainer in Pensacola, Florida!
T-28B Trojan FAST FACTS:
Manufacturer: North American
Engine: One Wright 1820-86B
Wingspan: 41 feet
Length: 33 feet
Height: 13 feet
Maximum Speed: 393 miles per hour
Range: 1,060 nautical miles
Ceiling: 37,500 feet
Gross Weight: 10,200 pounds
Crew: Two: Instructor pilot and student pilot