WW2 Plane Rides
Trainer of T-28 – flight trainingThe North American T-28 Trojan was built by North American Aviation who built some of the finest military aircraft of World War II, including the P-51 Mustang and the B-25 Mitchell. The T-28 is a high performance advanced trainer that was built to replace the T-6 Texan. There are several models of the T-28. The most common models are the T-28A, B and C. The T-28A is the earlier model which has an 800 hp Wright R-1800 engine. This was used by the United States Air Force from the early to mid 1950’s. The T-28B and T-28C models have a 1425 hp Wright Cyclone R-1820. The T-28C model is the carrier version equipped with a tail hook. The B and C models were mainly used by the United States Navy. They were built in the mid 1950’s and used until the mid 1980’s. The T-28 was also used by other countries throughout the world. Not only was the T-28 a training aircraft, it was also used as a combat aircraft. It could carry an array of weapons including machine guns, rockets and bombs. The T-28 looks, sounds and performs like a WWII fighter, but is much more sophisticated . Its systems are much more complicated and advanced compared to that of vintage fighter aircraft. It was probably one of the most advanced propeller driven aircraft of its time. The T-28 was designed to prepare pilots to transition into the early jet fighters. It has the cockpit layout and flying characteristics of early jet fighter aircraft. The T-28 is arguably one of the finest flying warbird aircraft ever produced. Even though the T-28 is a large and powerful aircraft, it is very docile, responsive and light on the controls. It is a great aerobatic, formation and cross country platform. There about 300 T-28s still flying today.
T-6 Texan WII Aircraft
T-6 Texan – flight training. The T-6 Texan was built by North American Aviation, the same company that built the famous P-51 Mustang and the B-25 Mitchell. The T-6 was the advanced trainer for WWII. It was often referred to as the Pilot Maker. The T-6 was used to prepare pilots candidates for their follow on training in high performance WWII fighters such as the P-51, P47 or F-4U. If a student could master the T-6, then flying one of the fighters would be an easy task. Even today, the T-6 is used to prepare pilots for flying vintage WWII fighter aircraft. The T-6 was not only a trainer, but used as a combat aircraft by many countries throughout the world. It was armed with machine guns, rockets and bombs. Over 15,000 T-6s were built. There are less than 1000 aircraft flying today. It is equipped with a 600 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340 engine. It is a very simple aircraft to operate and maintain. In the air, the T-6 is very docile and light on the controls. It is a nice aircraft to fly aerobatics and formation with. The cost, simplicity and ease of operation of the T-6 make it one of the most popular warbirds aircraft to own.
The P-51 was built by North American Aviation. The Mustang was the most famous fighter plane of WW11. The Mustang has a wing span of 37 feet and weighs about 9000 pounds. It has a Packard built Rolls Royce Merlin engine that produces 1,490 hp. It has a maximum speed of 440 knots or 505mph. The P-51 was equipped with six 50 cal machine guns installed in the wings and could carry a variety of bombs and rockets.
Cottonmouth is one of a few rare Mustangs that are flying around the world.