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North American XSN2J

Role Trainer aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer North American Aviation
Status Cancelled
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 2
Developed into T-28 Trojan

The North American XSN2J-1, also known by the company designation NA-142, was developed for the United States Navy by North American Aviation as a replacement for the SNJ Texan as an advanced scout-trainer. Designed in competition with the Fairchild XNQ, neither aircraft were considered satisfactory in evaluations. However, the XSN2J was later developed into the successful T-28 Trojan for the United States Air Force.


  • Specifications 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and instructor
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820-78 Cyclone radial, 1100 hp (820 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 270 mph (435 km/h)
  • Service ceiling: 30000 ft (9144 m)

See also

Three-view of XSN2J-1
Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists


  • "Trainer is Missing Link".  
  • Silich, Rob. "North American Aviation T-28 Trojan: The Last Great Warbird?" KiwiFlyer Issue 6. New Zealand Warbirds Association.
  • Bridges, Derek. SN - Scout Trainer Aircraft, U.S. Military Aircraft and Weapon Designations.

External links

  • North American XSN2J-1, Ed Coates Collection.
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