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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

T-28B - “Trojan”

North American

 
 
T-28B - "Trojan" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. T-28B - "Trojan" Marker
Inscription. The T-28B was originally developed as a U.S. Navy basic trainer and completed its maiden flight on 6 April 1953. Nearly 500 were built. Early models of the Trojan were tested at Edwards beginning shortly after the planeís first flight in 1949. A later version – the YAT-28-powered by a turbo-prop engine, was tested at Edwards in the early 1960s. In 1966, the U.S. Army brought four T-28Bís to Edwards AFB to serve as chase planes for the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne helicopter test program.

The T-28B on display was one of the original four assigned to U.S. Army flight test at Edwards. Restoration was funded by The Friends of Lt Col Gary Hall, USA (Ret). Colonel Hall (now deceased) flew this particular T-28 while serving as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity at Edwards AFB.

On loan from the USAF Museum.
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
 
Location. 34° 54.768′ N, 117° 55.218′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
T-28B - "Trojan" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. T-28B - "Trojan" Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. YA-7D - "Corsair II" (a few steps from this marker); T-33A “Shooting Star” (a few steps from this marker); F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (a few steps from this marker); N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-111A - "Aardvark" (within shouting distance of this marker); CT-39A - "Sabreliner" (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (within shouting distance of this marker); UC-45J - "Expeditor" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
T-28B - "Trojan" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. T-28B - "Trojan"
T-28B - "Trojan" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. T-28B - "Trojan"
T-28B - "Trojan" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. T-28B - "Trojan"
T-28B - "Trojan" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
6. T-28B - "Trojan"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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