Fairchild PT-19A Cornell

A picture of the Fairchild PT-19A Cornell

The Fairchild PT-19 is the first of a family of three primary trainers introduced in 1939.  Designed to replace the biplane trainers then in use the low-winged Cornell more accurately reflected the front-line fighters that cadets would later be asked to fly in combat.  The PT-19 was the basic version of the Cornell while the PT-23 had the same basic airframe with a radial engine fitted.  The PT-26 was built with an enclosed cockpit and other cold weather modifications for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Over 7,000 Cornells were built by several American companies and by Fleet Aircraft in Canada.

Wingspan

36 ft

Length

28 ft

Height

10 ft 6 in.

Weight

2,545 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

132 MPH

Service Ceiling

15,300 ft

Range

400 miles

Engine

One Ranger L-440-3 piston engine with 175 horsepower

Crew

2

Manufacturer
Fairchild

Markings
301st Elementary Flying Training Detachment, Corsicana Field, Texas, 1941

Designation
PT-19A

Registration
N53963

Serial Number
41-14675

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