Fairchild PT-19A Cornell

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Fairchild PT-19A Cornell
Markings
301st Elementary Flying Training Detachment, Corsicana Field, Texas, 1941
Designation
PT-19A
Registration
N53963
Serial Number
41-14675

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 single, 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.

Specifications
Wingspan 35 ft 11 in
Length 27 ft 8 in
Height 7 ft 9 in
Weight 2,450 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 124 mph
Service Ceiling 16,000 ft
Range 480 miles
Engines 1 Ranger L-440-3 piston engine with 200 horsepower
Crew 2