Lisa and  Paul Walter’s T28C Trojan “13 Cat”

Lisa and Paul Walter’s T28C Trojan “13 Cat”

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After performing over 2000 practice carrier landings by new Naval cadets, the CIA took 13 Cat to the Belgium Congo, where spent the next 2700 hours fighting, bombing and straffing communist rebels. It was badly shot up in March of 1965. It was purchased fromt he new Ziare government (that followed the Belgium Congo) brought back to the US to be one of the first BOG ENGINE, (1425 hp) T28s is civilian hands. It is painted in the 50th Anniversary Celebration Paint Scheme of Naval Aviation as one was a Meridian NAS of VT7…no longer an abused aircraft carrier trainer, expendable bomber/strafer fighter, but now a celebrated rememberence of T28s pilots and planes of the past.



Registration Number Date of Manufacture
N289RD 1954
Aircraft Role Nickname
Trainer/ Fighter/Bombeer Trojan
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
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:
13 gallons T28C 1425 hp Wright R1820-86
Propeller type: Max Speed
HS 343 mph
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
35,500 feet Two
Armament Bomb Load
None None
Number Built Number Surviving
2232 150+



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