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North American T-28 Trojan

North American T-28 Trojan

Two North American Aviation T-28 Trojans are at the airshow. The Trojan is a two-person military trainer aircraft used by the US Air Force and US Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the Trojan was successfully employed as a counterinsurgency aircraft during the Vietnam War. The “D” model had six under-wing hard points for rockets or bombs. It has continued in civilian use as an aerobatics and warbird performer.

The T-28 flew for the first time in 1949; it was designed to replace the T-6 Texan. A total of 1,948 were built. After becoming adopted as a basic trainer by the USAF, the US Navy and Marine Corps adopted it as well. The Air Force phased out the aircraft from basic pilot training by the early 1960s.



The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow supports three museums in Colorado Springs—The Ft. Carson 4th Infantry Museum, The Peterson Air and Space Museum and The National Museum of WWII Aviation. These unique institutions are dedicated to the education of future generations through the preservation of our nation’s military heritage.