The T-28 was built to be a trainer for the U.S. Navy in 1956. It was taken out of military service in 1986. The radial piston engine produces 1,425 HP, making this plane capable of also being a fighter when outfitted with machine guns and bomb rails.Read More
THE LAO-HMONG & THE T-28
Despite having grown up as farmers without a formal education, Hmong pilots learned quickly, flew as many as 10 sorties a day, and earned the admiration of the CIA, pilots, and crews in Air America.