NORTH AMERICAN T-28 TROJAN

T-28 SERVICE

Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc., Inglewood, California, USA
Models: NA-159, NA-171, NA-174, NA-189, NA-199, NA-200, NA-218,
NA-219, NA-226, NA-252, NA-260, NA-284, NA-307
Designations: T-28; BT-28, RS-28
Names: Trojan; Fennec (France)
First official flight: (XT-28) 29/09/1949
Factory production period: 1948 - 1957
Primary service period: 1950 - 1970's
Last official flight: (T-28C) 1984

T-28 VARIANTS

1949 NA-159 XT-28 2 Total: 0002
         
1950 NA-159/-171/-174
-189/-199
T-28A 1196 Total: 1196
         
1953 NA-200/-219 T-28B 493  
? NA-218 RT-28B 1  
1955 NA-226/-252/-307 T-28C 299 Total: 0793

Grand Total: 1991

T-28 PRODUCTION

XT-28
Prototype single engined basic trainer
for USAF, 2-bladed prop.
Original designation was XBT-28.
Produced 1948 - 1949

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

48-1371, 48-1372 159-2, 3 2 Total: 0002

T-28A
As XT-28, provision for armament,
minor changes.
17 later upgraded to T-28B standard.
72 later upgraded to T-28C standard.
Produced 1949 - 1953

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

49-1491
- Static test airframe.
159-1    
49-1492 / 49-1756 159-4 / 268 266  

North American Downey, California (NI)

50-195 / 50-319 171-1 / 125    
51-3463 / 51-3796 174-1 / 334 459  

North American Dallas, Texas (NT)

51-7482 / 51-7891 174-335 / 744    
52-1186 / 52-1242 189-1 / 57    
52-3497, 52-3498 189-58, 59 469  

North American ?

BuNo.137636, 137637 199-1, 2 2 Total: 1196

T-28B
As T-28A, version for US Navy, 3-bladed
prop, engine upgrade. 17 upgraded from
T-28A as BuNo. 153643 / 153659.
Some later to T-28C standard.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.137638 / 137810 200-1 / 173    
BuNo.138103 / 138371
- BuNo. 138317 to USAF as
55-138317.
200-174 / 442    
BuNo.140002 / 140052 219-1 / 51 493 Total: 0493

RT-28B
As T-28B, reconn. version for Japan
with Japanese civil reg. JA3096. 
Later delivered to JSADF.
Produced
North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

(JASDF) 63-0581 218-1 1 Total: 0001

T-28C
As T-28B, engine upgrade, arrester hook.
Some also upgraded from T-28B.
72 upgraded from T-28A as
BuNo. 154658 / 154729,
new c/n: 307-1 / 72.
Produced 1955 - 1957

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.140053 / 140077 226-1 / 25    
BuNo.140449 / 140666 226-26 / 243    
BuNo.146238 / 146293 252-1 / 56 299 Total: 0299

 

Grand Total: 1991


Delivered to the US Navy in 1956, T-28C, BuNo. 140563, is now
owned and operated in New Zealand as ZK-JGS.
Warbirds Over Wanaka, New Zealand, 2006.

T-28 CONVERSIONS

Military Conversions

USAF / US Navy

GT-28A 1+ T-28A, conversions for ground instruction duties.
T-28BD 6 T-28B, drone director conversions.
(DT-28B) 6 1962, redesignation of T-28BD.
T-28D 396 T-28A / T-28B, 1962, engine / armament upgrade, various improvements.
321 conversions by North American Aviation Inc., Ohio.
75 to MAP countries via USN, assigned BuNo. 150356 / 150405, 
BuNo. 150692 / 150716.
(RT-28D) 1+ T-28D, 1962, reconnaissance version of the T-28D.
AT-28D 72 T-28A / T-28B, 1963, as T-28D conversions, optimised for ground attack.
Conversions by Fairchild-Hiller Corp., Maryland.
YAT-28E 3 NA-284
T-28A(51-3786, 51-3788, 52-1242), 1963, prototype ground attack version
with turboprop engine upgrade, taller tail, various improvements.
Original designation was RS-28.

Foreign Conversions

T-28S

148

Fennec
T-28A, 1959, close air support conversions fitted with surplus B-17
engines. Prototypes were Fennec 01 (civil reg. N97Z) and
Fennec 02 (later to production standard with new c/n: 147).
146 production conversions by Sud Aviation, France. New c/n: 1 / 146.
Served in Algeria then France as T-28F.

Civil Conversions

Hamilton Aircraft Co. Inc., Arizona conversions:
T-28-R1 Nomair - 6, 1958, military trainer for Brazilian Navy.
T-28-R2 Nomair - 11, 1960, civil liaison aircraft.

Pacific Airmotive Corp., California conversions:
Prototype had charge number NA-260.
Nomad Mk. 1 - 1958, engine upgrade, civil changes.
Nomad Mk. 2 - engine upgrade, civil changes.


FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - T-28's in military service with Algeria, Brazil, Congo, Dominican Republic,
   Ethiopia, France, Honduras, Laos, Nicaragua, The Philippines, South Korea,
   South Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay.
 - Many T-28's sold on the civil market as Warbirds.

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