T-28 Trojan,Navy 1/40
WINGSPAN: 12 inches | LENGTH: 9.9 inches | SCALE: 1/40
After producing legendary aircraft with the likes of the B-25 Mitchell and the P-51 Mustang, the North American Aviation took on another large enterprise by producing the T-28 Trojan. Built as a basic trainer, the T-28 undertook carrier operations with the US Navy. This 800-horsepower piston engine aircraft flies with a top speed of a 285 mph. Later versions were equipped with a 1,425-horsepower Wright R-1820 engine, allowing the plane to reach up to 345 mph in speed. Thanks to its powerful engine, the Trojan made an ideal counter-insurgency aircraft during the Vietnam War. It was also an efficient close-air support aircraft against adversary ground forces. Before retiring in 1944, the T-28 served as a dive-bomber aircraft during the 1989 Philippine coup attempt.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!