KAYDET
KAYDET

Manufacturer

BOEING

Markings:

United States Army Air Forces, 1941

Designation:

PT-17

Registration:

N48576

Serial Number:

41-8882

BOEING PT-17 KAYDET

The PT-17 was developed as a private venture rather than for a specific military request. It became one of the best-known aircraft of the World War II. Every pilot in the Army Air Force flew a PT-17 at some time during training. Thousands of them were built for the American military and for export. A great many of these found their way into civilian hands as the close of the war. Civilian uses included; pilot training, aerial crop spraying, pleasure flying, and air show performances. Stearmans can still be found flying the air show circuit every summer performing aerobatics and carrying wing walkers.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 32 ft 2 in
  • Length: 24 ft
  • Height: 9 ft 2 in
  • Weight: 2,717 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 124 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 11,200 ft
  • Range: 505 miles
  • Engines: 1 Continental R-670-5 radial, 220 hp
  • Crew: 2