T-28B Trojan

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Military History


Desinged by North American Aviation as a replacement for the T-6 Texan, the T-28 Trojan entered production in 1950. There were three versions of this trainer aircraft that were initially produced by NAA. The AIr Force version (T-28A) was powered by an 800 hp engine. The Navy and Marine Corps version (T-28B) was powered by a 1,425 hp engine. A T-28C was created with the larger engine and a tailhook to allow it to be used for carrier training. When production ended in 1957, a total of 1,948 of the three versions had been built.

Beginning in 1962, the AIr Force began modifying T-28A's into T-28D Nomad tactical fighter-bombers. The T-28D had the larger engine and other modifications. The T-28D proved to be very effective in counter-insurgency warfare and close air support in the Vietnam war, and was used by both U.S. forces and the South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF).

The T-28 was used by the various branches of the U.S. Military from 1950 into the 1970's.

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T-28B - Constr #: 200-431 - BuNo: 138360 (U.S. Navy)

The known history of this aircraft is listed below.

Date Squadron Squadron Name Location
1955 Nov 14 Manufactured   Columbus, OH
1955 Nov 29 O&R   NAS Pensacola, FL
1955 Dec 2     NAS Barin Field, AL
1958 May 23 O&R   NAS Pensacola, FL
1958 Jun 10. Storage   NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
1959 Mar 20 O&R   NAS Pensacola, FL
1959 Jun 15     NAS Whiting Field, FL
1960 Mar 31 Traron Two   NAS Whiting Field, FL
1962 Feb 27 O&R   NAS Pensacola, FL
1962 May 30     NAS Pensacola, FL
1962 Jun 15 Traron Three   NAS Whiting Field, FL
1964 Jun 28     NAS Pensacola, FL
1964 Nov 29 O&R   NAS Pensacola, FL
1965 Jul 1 Traron Two   NAS Whiting Field, FL
1968 Jun 20 NARF   NAS Pensacola, FL
1968 Nov 27     NAS Pensacola, FL - Overhaul
1968 Dec 5 Traron Two   NAS Whiting Field, FL
1972 Feb 4 NARF   NAS Pensacola, FL
1972 May 17 Traron Two   NAS Whiting Field, FL
1975 Dec 16 NARF   NAS Pensacola, FL
1980 May 13 Stricken from Inventory
Code 1 - Damage
Hrs Flown:     11,418
Landings:        2,161
 
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1997 May     Civilian Ownership - Illinois
2003 Dec     Warbird Heritage Foundation