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T-28 "Trojan"

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T-28 Trojan

The T-28 was designed for the USAF to combine both the primary and the basic training characteristics into one aircraft. The XT-28 first flew 26 September 1949. Some 1,194 T-28A’s were produced to replace the T-6 (Texan) in the USAF pilot training program. The aircraft were delivered to ATC (Air Training Command) from 1950 to 1953. In 1952, under the policy to standardize all training aircraft for the U.S. military, the T-28 was adopted by the U.S. Navy and upon modification, the T-28B’s and C’s were produced. In finding that the T-28 was not satisfactory as a primary trainer, the Air Force adopted the lower-power T-34 to provide a 30-hour beginning course for student pilots prior to the T-28A training. The T-28D and three YAT-28E’s were developed in 1962 as armed counterinsurgency (ground attack) aircraft. The “E” models were modified to use turboprops and supplied to foreign nations through MAPS (Military Assistance Programs).

TECHNICAL NOTES:

Manufacturer: North American
Wing Span: 40′ 1″
Length: 32′ 0″
Height: 12′ 8″
Empty Weight: 5,111 lbs
Gross Weight: 6,365 lbs
Quantity Produced: 1,781
Speed: 303 mph
Range: 1,000 miles
Altitude: 26,000
Power Plant: Wright R-1820, 1,200 hp
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