The North American T-28B Trojan is a multi-role aircraft used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. The T-28B was developed as a replacement for the earlier T-28A and featured improved performance and increased payload capacity. The T-28B was used for a variety of missions, including training, ground attack, close air support, and reconnaissance.
T-28B Trojan: Overview
The T-28B Trojan was a single-engine, two-seat aircraft designed and built by North American Aviation. It was powered by a Wright R-1820-86 radial engine that generated 1,425 horsepower. The aircraft had a maximum speed of 350 mph and a maximum range of 1,000 miles. It was armed with two 12.7mm machine guns and could carry up to 1,000 pounds of bombs or rockets.
T-28B Trojan: History
The T-28B was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the earlier T-28A. It was intended to be used as both a trainer and a light attack aircraft. The T-28B saw action in the Vietnam War, where it was used for close air support, ground attack, and reconnaissance missions. The aircraft was also used by the United States Navy for training and as an aggressor aircraft. The T-28B was retired from service in the early 2000s and was replaced by the T-34C Turbo Mentor.
The T-28B Trojan was an important aircraft for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. It served as a trainer and light attack aircraft during the Vietnam War and was used to train generations of aviators. The T-28B was eventually replaced by the T-34C Turbo Mentor, but it remains an important part of aviation history.