Wednesday, August 5, 2009

EAA AirVenture 09: T-28 Trojan's 60th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of Google (North American T-28B Trojan)
This year marks the 60th year of the North American T-28 Trojan. EAA celebrates North American T-28 Trojan's 60th anniversary for an aircraft that succeeded as an advanced military trainer. The United States Navy uses this beautiful aircraft as a trainer for pilots who wanted to be in the Navy. T-28 Trojan's first flight was September 24, 1949. Their are about 372 T-28 variants that fly currently according to the Federal Aviation Administration . On Wednesday, July 29, 2009 EAA honored the T-28 Trojans that was presented by Bob Hoover, Ed Gunter, and Jack Drummond.

T-28B Trojan Specifications
Engine: 1,425-hp Wright Cyclone R-1820-86
Empty Weight: 6,424 pounds
Maximum Takeoff: 8,500 pounds
Wingspan: 40 feet, 1 inch
Length: 33 feet
Height: 12 feet
Maximum Speed: 343 mph
Service Ceiling: 35,500 feet
Range: 1,060 nm

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