|Powered by a Wright R-1820 Cyclone nine cylinder engine producing 1,425 horsepower, the Trojan was designed as a follow-up trainer to the T-6 Texan. Intended to train and prepare fledging pilots in the post WWII Air Force for flying the new jet powered aircraft, the T-28 had a cockpit instrument layout similar to the new jets, and a tricycle landing gear. The US Navy also ordered the aircraft and it was used for many years to introduce new Naval Aviators to the nuances of landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier.
Armed with machine guns and bombs, the T-28 was deployed to Vietnam in the late 1950’s, where it was used by both the U.S. and the South Vietnamese Air Forces as a low level attack aircraft. It was also used by many nations during the 50’s and 60’s, and especially by the French in Algeria, who used it in support of the French Foreign Legion against rebel forces.
Once again Walt Gdowski from Carmel will have his North American T-28 on display. Walt has always been a strong supporter of the Air Show and the Children of Central Indiana by bringing his aircraft out and putting them on display.
Be sure to come early and enjoy the multitude of exhibits and displays as well as an expanded food & drink selection, exhibits, and many static displays of airplanes you can see up close and personal.
Performers, Schedule & Events are subject to change.