THUNDER REPLAY: Trojan Horsemen
The Trojan Horsemen team is the only six-plane T-28 warbird formation & aerobatic demo team in the world.
The Trojan Horsemen team is the only six-plane T-28 warbird formation & aerobatic demo team in the world. Jim Stitt, from Cincinnati, is the team’s founder and managing member. The 16-member team consists of former military pilots, decorated veterans, instructors, airline pilots, and experienced civilian air show pilots. The planes have smoke systems and have authentic U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy paint schemes.
The T-28 Trojan is big, loud, and is a combat veteran with an extensive fighting history in Southeast Asia and other theatres. A growling radial engine drives this hulk around the sky with amazingly nimble maneuverability. At low altitude, it can out-turn a P-51 Mustang!
The plane was used as a military trainer aircraft by the United States Air Force and Navy beginning in the 1950s.
The Air Force used the plane as a trainer until the 1960’s. The Navy used the plane as a trainer until the early 1980’s.
The T-28 was also used for as a counter-insurgency aircraft during the Vietnam War.
The T-28's service career, though long, was finally ended by the introduction of the T-34 turboprop trainer.
The T-28 lives on as one of the most popular piston-powered warbirds in the USA, as well as several other countries.
Role-Trainer aircraft- Light attack
First Flight- 1949
Primary Users- Air Force and Navy
Top speed: 343 mph
Weight: 6,424 lbs
Wingspan: 40′ 0″