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N28XT

1958 North American T-28B Trojan C/N 200-410 (138339)

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Latest photos of N28XT
  • N28XT @ KDOV - North American T-28B Trojan  C/N 138339, N28XT - by Dariusz Jezewski www.FotoDj.com by Dariusz Jezewski www.FotoDj.com @ KDOV
  • N28XT @ KOSH - North American T-28B Trojan  C/N 138339, N28XT - by Dariusz Jezewski www.FotoDj.com by Dariusz Jezewski www.FotoDj.com @ KOSH
  • N28XT @ KOSH - North American T-28B Trojan  C/N 138339, N28XT - by Dariusz Jezewski www.FotoDj.com by Dariusz Jezewski www.FotoDj.com @ KOSH
  • N28XT @ OSH - 1958 North American T-28B Trojan, c/n: 200-410 (138339) - by Timothy Aanerud by Timothy Aanerud @ OSH

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:North American
Model:T-28B Trojan    Search all North American T-28B Trojan
Year built:1958
Construction Number (C/N):200-410 (138339)
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:2
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Wright R-1820 SER

Aircraft

Registration Number:N28XT
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:A2CDC1
Certification Class:Experimental
Certification Issued:1989-09-19
Air Worthiness Test:1989-10-24
Last Action Taken:2008-02-19
Current Status:Valid

Owner

Registration Type:Individual
Address:Springfield, IL 62712
United States
Region:Great Lakes

User Comments

Thomas Hughes, 2006-10-17 00:00:00
 I flew this aircraft on my birthday May 26 1958 when I was flight insturctor, 26 years old, and at Whiting Field, FL. The flight was a 1D2 (precision aircraft control) with a student, Jamison, followed by a 1D1 (initial fam) with studet Cooke. I had flown it on the 23rd, another 1D2 with Kruthers.
Glad to know it is in existence.
Thomas Hughes, 2006-10-17 00:00:00
 Are you sure that are photos of the aircraft? In my logbook 138339 BuNav was at NAS Whiting Field and would not have Air Force markings. Have they been changed? I thought the AF only had T-28As.
Glenn E. Chatfield, 2007-10-25 00:00:00
 Some people just like to paint their birds the way they want them, not necessarily the way they looked in service. This is one of those cases where the owner wanted to represent and A.F. bird, even though the plane was USN.
Ralph Glasser MD`, 2013-02-01 13:00:17
 Indeed, this photo is of USN BuN 138339. So happy to see a comment from one of her former masters! This plane had been stored at Davis-Monthan for the USN Museum. IN May of 1989 it was traded with four stablemates to a civilian in exchange for a wing for a PBY Catalina they were wanting to restore. Three of the five were sold en bloc to a T28 parts dealer in Picayune MS, who sold them a month later to generate cash to buy the T28 spares inventory of the Honduran Air Force. In August of 1989 I went to D-M and selected it as the best of the lot. A local contractor reassembled it, and two months later it had its first flight since going into storage in '78, a 3 minute flight from D-M to Tucson Int'l.
The plane was thoroughly gone through in a California shop during most of 1990, but a month after I got it to Illinois we had an engine failure on take-off, 12/01/90. Carburetor failure. Disassembled, back to California for total ground-up restoration. Won EAA Grand Champion Warbird in 1992. Since that time I have flown it over 1500 hours, have led the Big Wings at Oshkosh in her for over a decade, and have been performing as Lead Acro soloist for the Trojan Horsemen Airshow team. www.trojanhorsemen.com
So indeed, your mount is alive and well and flying actively (as much as possible at $6/gallon). 13,300 hours total time on 13 engines since October 1955.
Oh yeah, why is it now USAF?
During the 1991 rebuild, we needed a new wing. We found three brand new D wings built for Vietnam combat and stored in crates in Reno, Hard points and everything. I wanted to restore the plane to a combat configuration, found all the combat stores. I planned a Vietnam camo scheme, but my wife preferred the T28 D-10 scheme from Eglin AFB December 1961, just prior to going to Vietnam as our first combat aircraft in-theatre later that month.
First US-flown combat sorties, 12/26/61, six T28's and two A-26 Invaders.