Manufacturer: North American

Model: unknown

Name: Trojanliner

Type: Jet transport / business liner

Date: 1970

Status: Operational service

Country: United States

Service: U.S. Air Force

Designation: C-13A


While the North American Sabreliner transport was kind of ugly, its proposed mid-range business derivative, the Trojanliner, was a beautiful and nicely different aircraft type.

However, it came at a time when the competition was tough and many similar twinjets had already taken the lion's share. North American was taken over by Rockwell International, and the company decided not to proceed with the Trojanliner.


I always considered the T-39 Sabreliner an ugly squat little fella... So I decided to give him a much more pleasant offspring... I used a regular T-39 picture which I reworked by stretching the fuselage, adding windows, reducing the fuselage's depth (and therefore the height of the cockpit) and simplifying the tail fin's leading edge. I then set it against a beautiful mountainscape.

The Trojanliner is certainly in the realm of possibilities, and in fact its configuration and size are quite close to those of aircraft types that have actually been built.

Viewers' comments:
  • I'm 100% with you about the Sabreliner, how could they 'design' something so darned ugly? Your version is TONS better. (PR19_Kit)

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