RECRUIT
RECRUIT

Manufacturer

RYAN

Markings:

U.S. Army Air Corps, 1941

Designation:

PT-22

Serial Number:

41-15736

RYAN PT-22 RECRUIT

The PT-22 is one of a series of militarized versions of the Ryan ST or Sport Trainer, which was introduced to the civil market in 1933. The Recruit was the first metal monoplane primary trainer adopted by the Army Air Corps. Beginning with the PT-16 and continuing through the PT-20, 21, and 22 each of which incorporated changes to make them more serviceable for military training. The main change made to the PT-22 was the removal of the fairings around the landing gear that had proved troublesome for maintenance crews.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 30 ft 1 in
  • Length: 22 ft 5 in
  • Height: 6 ft 10 in
  • Weight: 1,860 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 131 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 15,500 ft
  • Range: 352 miles
  • Engines: 1 Kinner R-540-1 radial with 160 hp
  • Crew: 2