Includes Version 2.1
The T-28D is an addon aircraft for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X with either Service Pack 2 or Acceleration.
The T-28 was initially created as a two seat trainer for the US Air Force with the first aircraft flying in 1949. The aircraft had a short production run with the last new T-28 delivered in 1958. The original A model had a miserly 800 horsepower, 7 cylinder radial engine and a two bladed prop. The Navy became interested in the aircraft and ordered 491 B models which had the considerably more powerful 1425 horsepower Wright Cyclone R-1820-86 9 cylinder engine. The C model followed a few years later and this was modified with a tail hook for carrier operation. A shorter prop was installed on the C to prevent prop strike. Some of the original A models were modified with a larger engine and became the D model. These D models saw combat in various regions around the world.
This aircraft is based upon the T-28D "Huff 'n' Puff" from Warbird Aviation at Archerfield. The aircraft has a 1,425 horsepower 9 cylinder Wright Cyclone radial engine with typical cruise speeds from 180 to 200 kts. Climb rates can approach 4000 fpm.
Also available as a separate package is the T-28B/C as flown by the US Navy.
Version 2.0 updates the original T-28D by adding a new ATTACK model which features guns, rockets and bombs, an armament panel and gun sight. Other changes in Version 2.0 include new virtual cockpit rain, icing and fogging effects, an improved animation manager, extra liveries and many other enhacements and fixes.