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It looks like a T-28 prototype.
Well, no. Nice try. It does look similar, but… as the hints suggest, it never flew for the USAF.
I agree with Bill Critch. T-28 prototype. I have a few hundred hours in the T-28 B and C (Navy versions) and the tail, wings, engine nacelle and canopy look familiar.
Again, no. It is not a T-28 prototype. And yes, it really looks like it should have been — hence, “a horse of a different color”. It is not even an American design.
I think it is a prototype of a trainer (two persons cockpit) designed by Kurt Tank when , after the end of WWII , he reached Argentina to work for FMA ( Fabrica Militar de Aviones) in Cordoba –
Aldo — again, a good guess. However, this is not a Kurt Tank design. At the time, he was working on the FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II, a derivative of the Messerschmitt P.1101, truly one of the most advanced Luftwaffe fighter proposals of WWII by noted aeronautical engineer Woldemar Voigt.
I think it is Willi Messerschmidt’s Hispano HA-100 Triana, which the Spanish Air Force designated as the E-12.
Very good — correct!
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