Designed as the replacement for the T-6/SNJ Texan series, the original A model was powered by an 800 horsepower radial and flown as a trainer by the USAF. Subsequent B’s and C’s were bult for the U.S. Navy with 1425 HP R-1820’s. Our airplane is the 17th to last T-28B model produced. T-28C’s were carrier-capable versions distinguishable by their tailhook. T-28D models were flown during the Vietnam War by Raven Special Forces as fighter-bombers defending Laos from North Vietnamese invasion and in attacks on the Ho Chi Min Trail.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|BuNo 140035||December 1954|
|Trainer, Attack, Fighter||Trojan|
|North American T-28 “Trojan”||40 feet 1 inches|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|33 feet||6424 pounds|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|8500 pounds||1060 miles|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|18 Gallons||1425 hp Curtiss-Wright R1820-86B|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|Hamilton Standard Three Blade, Constant Speed Hydromatic||390 mph|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|4300 feet per minute||190 mph|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|2/4 0.50 cal machine guns,rockets, bombs||250/500 lb bombs|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
Bureau of Aeronautics Number 140035 was accepted into the USN inventory in May 1955, trained Naval Aviators for nearly three decades and stricken from the Naval Register of Aircraft in July 1983. The airplane was subsequently purchased from the U.S. Government, flown from Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona and professionally restored over several years. She was completely disassembled and rebuilt with new skin on the wings and fuselage in a one million dollar restoration.
Printable QR Codes for: Astronaut Joe Edwards’ North American/Navy T-28B Trojan:
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