No. 5898. North American NA-219 T-28B Trojan (N228AC c/n 219-24)
Photographed at Airborne 2006, Flugplatz Stadtlohn-Vreden, Germany, September 22-24, by Johan Visschedijk

North American NA-219 T-28B Trojan

10/31/2006. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Built in 1954 this aircraft was refurbished and upgraded by Gehling, and restored in the colours of US Navy Training Squadron VT-5. The 1,450 hp Wright R-1820 nine-cylinder engine made the T-28B one of the most powerful ab initio trainers of the fifties. It had a gross weight of 8584 lb (3,894 kg) and a max speed of 345 mph (555 kmh) at 18,000 ft (5486 m)."

Created October 31, 2006