The T-28 has always looked like a caricature to me. Did they use one in the latest Disney movie, "Planes"?
How true Ralph. All it need are eyes and a goofy smile to be flown to air shows for the kids to get a glimpse of one of the Pixar planes characters come to life. . Jim Patrick PS, is the photo distorted , giving the plane a hunchback appearance?
It's called a Trojan and was used as a trainer for future fighter pilots who were to land and depart from aircraft carriers. Those models had landing hooks installed and with those big flaps they could make steep approaches. There is quite a following with local Clubs and quite a lot of them have be turned into private high performance aircraft at a reasonable price. Most are decorated with military livery but a few are restored without military markings.
Most use the most powerful of the 9 cylinder Wright 1820 CID engines ever built - about 1400 or so HP. There are also Trojans with 7 cylinder Wrights.
there are 4 or 5 of them that fly together quite often near me. what a wonderful sound multiple radial engines make. i cant imagine when hundreds would operate in ww2.
What a cute plane
No disrespect intended. This sounds like quite a plane. In Frank's photo, it looks much more majestic in the air.