AIDC    T-CH-1 Chung Hsing   (N.A. T-28)    0743


                                    The North American T-28 Trojan was never a very handsome aircraft to begin with.  After AIDC
                                     re-engined it with a Lycoming T53-L-701 turboprop (built under licence by the Kang Shan Aero
                                    Engineering Division) it was positively ugly.   Fifty were built under licence from 1976 until 1981
                                    and served as intermediate trainers.  Interestingly, it was one of the first turboprop trainers to fly
                                    anywhere in the world.   Somewhere around 1985 thirty or so were converted into (i) attack
                                    and/or (ii) reconnaissance aircraft which were known as the A-CH-1 and R-CH-1 respectively.