North American T-28C Trojan

A picture of the North American T-28C Trojan

The North American T-28 Trojan was developed as a primary training for the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and entered service in 1950.  The U.S. Navy introduced the T-28 in 1953, more than three years after it entered service with the U.S. Air Force.  The Navy’s version of the aircraft, the T-28B, differed from the Air Force version primarily in having a larger engine and a three-blade propeller instead of a two-blade prop.  The T-28C was basically identical to the B-model except that it added a tail hook usable for carrier landings.  The Trojan served with the U.S. Navy until 1984.

Service History

Manufactured by North American Aviation, Columbus, Ohio and delivered to the U.S. Navy on May 8, 1956.

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July 1965                    To Fleet Reserve, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

September 1965          To Training Squadron 3 (VT-3), Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida.

May 1968                    To Naval Reserve Fleet, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida.


40 ft 1 in.


33 ft


12 ft 8 in.


8,500 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

346 MPH

Service Ceiling

37,000 ft


1,060 miles


One Wright R-1820-86A radial with 1,425 horsepower



North American

Training Squadron 6 (VT-6), Whiting Field Naval Air Station, Florida, 1974


Serial Number

September 1968          To Training Squadron 3 (VT-3), Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida.

May 1971                    To Naval Reserve Fleet, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

December 1971           To Training Squadron 6 (VT-6), Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida.

December 1974           To Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona for storage.

1976                            Loaned to Pima Air & Space Museum by the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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