This Day in Aviation History

September 24th, 1949 
The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan was a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a Counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War.

On September 24, 1949, the XT-28 (company designation NA-159) was flown for the first time, designed to replace the T-6 Texan. Found satisfactory, a contract was issued and…..

Wikipedia, North American T-28 Trojan:

YouTube, T-28A First Start:

YouTube, Flying the T28 Trojan – cockpit, bombs and ‘Black Ops’:

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