T-28 Trojan warbird at Cleveland
A significant number of T-28 Trojans have survived as warbirds, due in no large part by the fact that the type hung on in Navy service until as late as 1984. By that time the Trojan’s advantages could be appreciated – much of the “look” and capabilities of a WWII fighter, with a fraction of the acquisition and maintenance costs, and a more plentiful supply of spare parts. This example is seen at Cleveland in the early 1990s.
Photo: warbird T-28C NX289RD in VT-5/USS Lexington markings Air Classics February 1982 p.51
Photo: warbird T-28 BuNo 137696 / N428B in VT-2 markings Air Classics May 1983 p.38-39
Photo: T-28A NX28100 and T-28C N2304K Air Classics November 1985 p.34-35