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(1) North American Aviation T-28B Trojan - BuNo138117. Photo: A.A.S. (1) North American Aviation T-28B Trojan - BuNo138117. Photo: A.A.S.
(2) North American Aviation T-28B Trojan - BuNo 140016.  Photo: A.A.S. (2) North American Aviation T-28B Trojan - BuNo 140016. Photo: A.A.S.
(3) Beechcraft T-34C TurboMentor  - BuNo 161041. Photo: U.S. Navy by Ensign Matthew Gray (3) Beechcraft T-34C TurboMentor - BuNo 161041. Photo: U.S. Navy by Ensign Matthew Gray
(4) Beechcraft T-34C TurboMentor - BuNo 161841. Photo: U.S. Navy by Richard Stewart (4) Beechcraft T-34C TurboMentor - BuNo 161841. Photo: U.S. Navy by Richard Stewart
(5) Grumman TS-2A - BuNo 133132.  Photo: U.S. Navy (5) Grumman TS-2A - BuNo 133132. Photo: U.S. Navy
(6) Two Grumman TS-2As - BuNo 136516 and 136541. Photo: NNAM (6) Two Grumman TS-2As - BuNo 136516 and 136541. Photo: NNAM
North American T-28B Trojan ( -1983)
North American T-28C Trojan
Beechcraft T-34C Turbo-Mentor (1983-2013)
Beechcraft T-6A Texan II (2012 - Present)



Photo Captions:

(1) A North American T-28B Trojan seen on the VT-27 ramp at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas - August 1983.

(2) Another North American T-28B Trojan, this one seen on the ramp at Dayton, Ohio, as a static display during an airshow on 25 July 1982.
A Bit of Trivia: Note the letter "D" on the tail of this bird. At the time the letter "D" was the tailcode letter for Training Wing FOUR (TW-4), which had the immediate command of VT-27, as well as VT-28, VT-31. When flying in the civilian Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, the aviators flying this Trojan would use the callsign: Navy Delta 763. Shortly after this photo was taken, the letter was changed to a "G" so from then on the callsign would be: Navy Golf 763. Apparently, the ATC controllers often got the "Delta" in the Navy callsign mixed up with Delta Air Lines airliners. Hence the change.

(3) A civilian Sikorsky contractor fuels a Beechcraft T-34C Turbomentor assigned to VT-27, part of Training Wing FOUR (TRAWING-4), on the flight line at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi - 27 October 2011.

(4) A T-34C Turbo Mentor, assigned to VT-27, seen at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas - 28 December 2010. As 2011 approached, more than 20 aircraft fleet wide received a commemorative World War Two paint job in honor of the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation.

(5) Now used for multi-engine land flight training, this Grumman TS-2A (S2F-1T) began its career as a S-2A (S2F-1) sub hunter, before being assigned to the advanced training command. This photo was taken in 1964, when this VT-27 aircraft was visiting NAF Andrews.

(6) A flight of two VT-27 Grumman TS-2A (S2F-1T) trainers, in formation over the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. BuNo 136516 is in the lead, while BuNo 136541 is flying the wing.
 

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