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North American T-28 Trojan

Two-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft

North American T-28 Trojan

Two-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



Despite its trainer origins, the single-engine twin-seat North American T-28 Trojan was successfully used as a combat platform for a time.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1949
MANUFACTURER(S): North American Aviation - USA
PRODUCTION: 2,232
OPERATORS: Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Republic of the Congo; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Ethiopia; France; Honduras; Japan; Laos; Mexico; Morocco; Nicaragua; Philippines; South Korea; Saudi Arabia; South Vietnam; Tunisia; Taiwan; Thailand; United States; Uruguay; Vietnam; Zaire
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the North American T-28D Trojan model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 33.01 feet (10.06 meters)
WIDTH: 40.09 feet (12.22 meters)
HEIGHT: 12.66 feet (3.86 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 6,424 pounds (2,914 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 8,501 pounds (3,856 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Wright R-1820-86 Cyclone radial piston engine developing 1,425 horsepower.
SPEED (MAX): 343 miles-per-hour (552 kilometers-per-hour; 298 knots)
RANGE: 1,059 miles (1,705 kilometers; 921 nautical miles)
CEILING: 35,499 feet (10,820 meters; 6.72 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 4,000 feet-per-minute (1,219 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



OPTIONAL:
Conventional bombs, rockets, machine gun pods (7.62mm or 12.7mm calibers), 20mm cannon pods or napalm as required across two or six underwing pylons.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• XT-28 - Prototype; 2 examples produced.
• T-28A - USAF Trainer; fitted with Wright R-1300-7 radial piston engine of 800 horsepower; 1,194 examples produced.
• T-28B - US Navy Trainer; fitted with Wright R-1820-9 radial piston engine of 1,425 horsepower; 489 examples produced.
• T-28C - US Navy Trainer; based on T-28B production models; smaller radius propeller blade; tailhook implemented for carrier landings; 266 examples produced.
• T-28D "Nomad" - T-28A production models converted to counter-insurgency role; fitting engines of the B- and C-models; six underwing hardpoints for external store; 393 A-models converted as such.
• AT-28D - USAF attack trainer variant.
• Fennec - USAF T-28A conversion models for France; conversion handled by Sud-Aviation.
• T-28R-1 "Nomair" - USAF T-28 conversion models for Brazilian Navy.
• T-28R-2 "Nomair" - USAF T-28 conversion models for civilian use.
• Nomad Mark I - Civilian USAF T-28A conversion models; fitted with Wright R-1820-56S powerplant.
• Nomad Mark II - Civilian USAF T-28A conversion models; fitted with Wright R-1820-76A powerplant.






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (343mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the North American T-28D Trojan's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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2232

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Supported Arsenal
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Commitments / Honors
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Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
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