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HISTORY

  • The North American Aviation company manufactured the T-28 Trojan and several variants during the years 1949 through 1963 in Inglewood and Downey, California. It was designed to replace the AT-6 trainer of WW II fame and as a transition trainer for pilots into jet aircraft.
  • Later versions were produced for use as a counter-in-surgency (COIN) fighter aircraft and exported to South Vietnam and South American countries. Some were exported to France and designated as FENNEC aircraft.
  • Approximately 1,986 aircraft were produced and modified as needed. Of these, 489 were made as the T-28B Trojan and delivered to the U.S. Navy. It was equipped with an arresting gear and designed as a trainer for carrier operations.
  • The T-28B Trojan aircraft on display at Planes of Fame Air Museum at Valle-Grand Canyon Airport, Arizona, is flyable.

 

DISTINCTION

  • Built in 1954, the Museum's T-28B was a primary trainer used by US Air Force and US Navy/Marine Corps from 1950 until the 1980s.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Status: Flyable
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
Year: 1954
Model: T-28B Trojan
Registration Number: N393W
Serial Number: 138310 
Crew: 2
Max T/O Weight: 8,500 lb.
Span: 40 ft. 1 in.
Length: 33 ft. 0 in.
Height: 12 ft. 8 in.
Maximum Speed: 343 mph
Cruise Speed: 230 mph
Rate of Climb: 3,540 ft/min
Power Plant: 1 x Wright Cyclone R-1820 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 1,425 hp.
Range: 1,060 miles
Service Ceiling: 35,500 ft.
Armament: None

 

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