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Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
|Dimensions||32'2" by 24'10" by 9'2"
9.80m by 7.57m by 2.79m
|Maximum speed||125 mph
|Service ceiling||14,000 feet
|Power plant||1 225hp (168 kW) Continental R-670-5 radial engine driving a two bladed propeller.|
|Range||450 miles at 104 mph
725 km at 167 km/h
|Production||10,346 of all variants
||The PT-13D used a Lycoming engine similar to the Continental.
The PT-18 used a Jacobs engine.
The PT-27 featured an enclosed canopy.
The Kaydet, produced by Boeing's Stearman Aircraft subsidiary, was the principal primary trainer used by the U.S. Army and Navy. Like most successful primary trainers, it was a very forgiving aircraft with pleasant handling and was well-liked by its student pilots.
ReferencesNational Museum of the USAF (accesssed 2011-3-12)
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