Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Stearman Kadet

A picture of the Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Stearman Kadet

One of the most famous aircraft of World War II, the PT-17 was developed as a private venture of the Stearman Aircraft Company.  Development of the aircraft began in 1934, with the first Army order for the plane coming in 1936.  Stearman was actually a division of the Boeing company and the aircraft was eventually sold under the Boeing name.  Every pilot in the Army Air Force during World War II flew a PT-17 at some time during their training.  Thousands of them were built for the American military and for export.  A great many of these found their way into civilian hands at the close of the war.  Civilian uses included  pilot training, aerial crop spraying, pleasure flying, and air show performances.  The Stearman remains a popular aircraft at airshows today.

Wingspan

32 ft 2 in.

Length

24 ft

Height

9 ft 2 in.

Weight

2,717 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

124 MPH at sea level

Service Ceiling

11,200 ft

Range

505 miles

Engine

One Continental R670-5 piston radial with 220 horsepower

Crew

2

Manufacturer
Boeing

Markings
United States Army Air Forces, 1941

Designation
A75N1

Registration
N48576

Serial Number
41-8882

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