North American T-28B (T-28B) 'Trojan'

Notes: LOW-WING, flight trainer (2 CREW) .
  Manufacturer:North American

Control Panel
  Base model:T-28
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Trainer
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  Length: 33' 10.0 m
  Height:12' 8" 3.8 m
  Wingspan: 40' 1" 12.2 m
  Wingarea: 268.0 sq ft 24.9 sq m
  Empty Weight: 6,424 lb 2,913 kg
  Gross Weight: 8,500 lb 3,854 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Wright R-1820-86
  Horsepower (each): 1425

  Range: 1,060 miles 1,706 km
  Cruise Speed: 310 mph 499 km/h 269 kt
  Max Speed: 343 mph 552 km/h 298 kt
  Climb: 3,540 ft/min 1,078 m/min
  Ceiling: 35,500 ft 10,820 m

Known serial numbers
137638 / 137810, 138103 / 138367, 140002 / 140052, 153643 / 153659

Examples of this type may be found at
Air Force Flight Test Center MuseumEdwards AFBCalifornia
Hill Aerospace MuseumHill AFBUtah
McClellan Aviation MuseumMcClellan AFBCalifornia
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
Planes of Fame Air MuseumEden PrairieMinnesota
USS Lexington Museum On The BayCorpus ChristiTexas
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
United States Army Aviation MuseumOzarkAlabama

T-28 B on display

Air Force Flight Test Center Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum

McClellan Aviation Museum

National Museum of Naval Aviation

United States Air Force Museum

United States Army Aviation Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
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Jim from Tucson asked about N131Z & N132Z
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N131Z is current as N372C
N132Z is current as N328RB
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05/16/2012 @ 21:38 [ref: 57342]
 George J. Dorner
 , CA
Hmm...no notes about combat use of the T-28. Well, here goes....

When I worked with the Royal Laotian Air Force (1969-1971), T-28s were the strike aircraft. While we had some B models on hand, and a single C model, most had been upgraded to D and D-5 specs.

Six hard points under the wings made these a potent little dive bomber. The Lao pilots, who flew 50 to 100 missions a month became very proficient after a year or two's combat. I remember one instance where one of those jocks sank a yard wide pirogue with a 500 pound dud. In another instance, the T28 jock pushed the attack so low he flew under flying bodies of the bad guys and returned with enemy blood speckled across the top of the starboard wing.

The T28 was not just a good little trainer. It was a sturdy no-nonsense counterinsurgency aircraft, capable of operating from rough forward airstrips.
04/21/2012 @ 10:42 [ref: 56213]
 LCDR Phil Robins
 Oklahoma City, OK
I too flew "Double Nuts" in flight school in VT-6 at Whiting filed. Tower guys really got a kick out of the studs calling in using "Double Nuts" as our call sign. I volunteered to fly 28s and I am so gad I did. Out of our class of about 50 studs only a half dozen were chosen to fly 28s. The rest flew the "weenie."
03/13/2012 @ 20:38 [ref: 54253]
 Major Jim Healan, USMCR (ret)
 Mobile, AL
After having visited the National Naval Aviation Musuem at NAS Pensacola several times, I brought my logbook with me. Sure enough. I did FAM14 just before my solo in the airframe hanging from the ceiling. Brought back fond memories of the T-28. What a rush to fly my very first time at the controls in an airplane in a T-28. I was privileged to fly CH-46s and C-12s while on active duty and flew C-12s while in the reserves out of NAS Washington(Andrews AFB).
03/01/2012 @ 19:40 [ref: 53562]
 Bruce Miller
 Dallas, TX
I was in the first flight school at Beeville Texas. This was 1954. We had the all new wonderful T-28B. I remember a test pilot from the factory doing three immelmans on take off. The bird must have been stripped and low on fuel. I could never do more than two from 5000'. From there it was straight to F9Fs---no dual. The T-28 was one of my favorites. I do remember we were told later in training to limit the manifold pressure on take off---it seems jugs were blowing.
04/10/2010 @ 11:46 [ref: 26003]
 Earl Fischer
 Lakewood, WA
I was an Aviation Machinist Mate plane captain, [crew chief] at Kingsville South Field in 1954 when the first T-28B arrived for ATU-801. We had a couple dozen assigned there. They replaced the F6F and F8F in the pilot training program. Really a nice airplane to work on. I came in contact with them again later in my Air Force career in Vietnam. 1966-67. Also in 1983 at Edwards AFB flight test program. Nice group of pictures for nostalgia perposes.
11/28/2008 @ 21:11 [ref: 23160]
 Tucson, AK
During the 60's I worked at Intermounatain for many years and we had two T-28B's. N131Z and N132Z, does anyone know if these planes are still in service.
04/07/2008 @ 17:37 [ref: 20381]
 Enterprise, AL
While I was working at the U.S.Army Aviation Museum we had a T-28 return to service. My understanding of the story was our T-28 was retired from service out of Ft. Bragg NC. It was being used to photograph loads being dropped out of cargo planes as they parachuted down to the ground. A Navy T-34 replaced it in that job. However, the Navy decided they would need more of them and Congress would not allow to buy more because of them being loaned out to various places. So the plane's last pilot, a Mr. Davis I can't remember his first name, came down to reclaim it. It still had his name on the side of the cockpit.
He looked at it and said "There's nothing wrong with this plane, and he pulled a few bird nests out of the engine and had all of the hydralic fluids flushed and replaced and flew it out to Dothan AL and then up to Ft. Bragg.
It was the greatest thing I ever saw.
09/27/2007 @ 10:41 [ref: 18029]


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