Training the best for America’s defense! The North American T-28C Trojan was built for training a new generation of Navy pilots. MotoArt has the honor of preserving one of these amazing aircraft. Meet BuNo 140597 – a high performance, advanced trainer for a new age of aviators.
The T-28 Trojan was a U.S. Navy military trainer aircraft with a piston engine. The Trojan was powerful and predictable, with excellent visibility and responsiveness which made it an ideal trainer. The "C" variant was built specifically for the Navy, with a tailhook, shorter propellers, and other modifications which allowed it to land on an aircraft carrier during deck landing training. Nearly 2,000 T-28s were built between 1950 and 1957, 299 of which were "C" models.
140597 was accepted by the Navy in December 1956 and served mainly with Training Squadrons Two (VT-2) and Three (VT-3) at NAS Whiting Field. T-28s were used to instruct students in all facets of naval aviation – from radio instruments to air-to-air gunnery to advanced flight maneuvers like aerobatics, instrument flying, formation flying and aircraft carrier operations. In 1968, at the high point of the Vietnam War, VT-3 had 174 instructors and 162 T-28s flying nearly 110,000 instructional hours, setting a record for any training squadron in Naval Air Training history. Read more about this plane here on our blog.
The North American T-28C Trojan PlaneTags are here! Each one is unique, bearing the scars from a lifetime of equipping new pilots for the nation’s defense. Add one to your collection of warbirds and military PlaneTags – or give one to your favorite Navy pilot.
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- Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.
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PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.