North American T-28B Trojan
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The North America T-28 was designed just after WWII primarily as a trainer for the F-86 Sabre but also proved itself to be a potent counter-insurgency and ground attack platform during the Vietnam War.
The T-28B is the U.S. Navy version, powered by a mighty 1,425 hp Wright R-1820-86A or -86B radial engine, with a three-blade propeller and a bellymounted speed brake. A total of 489 of these models were built.
The aircraft has remarkable performance, very similar to the P-51 Mustang and with tremendous handling characteristics. Its primary asset however, is unquestionably the view from the cockpit; with a high seating position and large canopy you really can see everything!
This aircraft is presented in superb condition and is fully operational, airworthy, and serviceable. The has to be one of the nicest T-28’s flying in the world today.
USAF markings reflecting its role in military service as USAF 266/CT along with nose art "Spike"
Darton clean kit
Dual control and fully instrumented rear cockpit
Delivered to the U.S. Navy under Constructor Number 138-266.
The aircraft was transferred to Westair International USA Inc, in July 1986 and was registered as N391W.
In 1987 the aircraft changed hands and relocated under the
ownership of Loran Development Corp, in Connecticut until 1992 where it was purchased by a private individual in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The aircraft remained with him through 1994 and in 1995 the aircraft was purchased by another US Citizen before eventually being sold abroad to Switzerland in 1997 and registered as HB-RCT.
The aircraft was operated by Fliegermuseum Altenrehein in
Switzerland during 2002 and moved to Jet Alpine Fighter (also in
Switzerland) in 2004.
On October 4th, 2006 the aircraft was sold to South Africa, and on November 24th, 2006 it was sold to the present owner as part of his private collection where it remains today. The aircraft is fully airworthy and serviceable and flys under its South African registration ZU-RCT