T-28C Trojan Serial # 140597



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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. 

T-28C Trojan - # 140597


  • Manufacturer: North American Aviation
  • Serial #: 140597
  • Crew: 2
  • Empty weight: 6,424 lbs
  • Wing Span: 40 ft 1 in
  • Length: 33 ft 1 in
  • Height: 12 ft 8 in


  • Max Takeoff: 8,300 lbs
  • Range: 1,060 nm
  • Max Cruise Speed: 330 kts
  • Ceiling: 35,500 ft
  • Rate of Climb: 3,540 ft / minute
  • Engine: 1 x Wright R-1820 Cyclone


North American Aviation PlaneTags

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PlaneTags are Handmade Aviation Tags

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  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. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

- Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

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.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Greg W.
    United States United States

    T28 Orange

    I felt that the orange was the best representation for this Navy trainer. A nice addition to my collection.

    Joshua P.
    United States United States


    Love the T-28 tags! Such a classic trainer warbird. Having the speed brake rack off of this bird makes an excellent display piece for all of these tags!

    Enrique P.
    El Salvador El Salvador

    Navy Insignia

    Ordered a navy insignia and I'm pleased with what I got. I love how the navy blue combines with the white from the star

    Logan P.
    United States United States

    Great Tags!

    Absolutely love the T28!! These tags are real stunners and have a great history to them! Another great release

    Kurt L.
    United States United States


    I love this piece, very amazing piece of history. Keep up the good work at PlaneTags!

    James F.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


    What wonderful colours with the Trojan. This is a real gem.