Radial Engine Thumper!

If the ground is not too soft for landing, visitors to the Lilydale Air Show will be awed by the mighty North American T-28 Trojan, flown by Christopher Godfrey.

TrojanThis imposing military trainer and counter-insurgency aircraft previously saw service with the US Air Force and the Royal Laos Air Force, before finding its way to Australia. The Trojan weighs almost three tonnes when empty! And it has a huge Wright Cyclone radial engine, producing 1,425 horsepower. The 9 cylinder supercharged engine has a displacement of 30 litres, and makes a wonderful sound!