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T-28C Trojan

T-28 Trojan, stripped of most paint, on the ramp at the 2016 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show
The T-28 Trojan is part of the PCAM Flight Wing. It is being restored to flight condition, and members of the team are doing an incredible job. It will return to the skies one day.
The T-28 Trojan on the ramp at the 2016 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show, shown from the right rear quarter
The T-28 was built for the U.S. Air Force and also used by the U.S. Navy. Ours is a T-28C, designed for Navy use as clearly shown by its tailhook. It's a little difficult to see in this photo, but look for the black and white striped bar beneath the tail.
Close-up photo of the nose of the T-28 showing the cowl panels open to reveal the engine.
The Flight Wing is doing a spectacular job of restoring this aircraft. The engine has been rebuilt and re-mounted, and they are working on all the details of the airframe.
Close-up of the T-28 engine, showing its gleaming and spotless condition.
The restored engine is a work of art. Many highly experienced mechanics have put in thousands of hours to get the plane to its current condition.
Photo of the T-28 in front of a hangar, with engine cowl panels removed.
The Navy's T-28C had a more powerful engine than its Air Force counterparts. It also had shorter propeller blades, to lessen the likelihood of a propeller tip striking the deck during a rough landing.
  • Country of origin:


  • Manufacturer:

    North American

  • B/N or Serial #::


  • Type:

    Military trainer aircraft

  • Ownership:

    Flight Wing of the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Learn More!

T-28 Trojan History

From Wikipedia: The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan was a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a Counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft primarily in Vietnam. learn more…

T-28C Trojan Specifications


40 ft 1 in


33 ft


12 ft 8 in

Maximum takeoff weight

8,500 lb (10,500 with combat stores)

Two: One trainee and one instructor pilot

Maximum speed:

343 kn (552 km/h)

Service Ceiling:

39,000 ft

1× Wright R-1820-86 Cyclone radial engine, 1,425 hp (1,063 kW)

Jack Caldwell

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