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United States' Boeing-Stearman Kaydet trainer

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Boeing Stearman Kaydet trainer:
United States' Boeing Stearman Kaydet trainer
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Boeing Stearman Kaydet trainer:
United States' Boeing Stearman Kaydet trainer
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Kaydet Model 75 appeared in 1936 and the United States Army evaluated it. There was an order placed for 26 of the PT-13.

Owned by Boeing

Boeing bought Stearman in 1934.

Production

Manufactured at Stearman's Wichita plant. Produced until February 1945.

  • Model 75: 8,584
  • N2S: 2,705
  • PT-17: 3,769
  • PT-27: 300
  • Spare part equivalent: 1,762

Variants

  • Stearman 75: Original designation.
  • N2S-1: Navy's model.
  • N2S-2: Lycoming R-680-5 (215 HP).
  • N2S-3: Continental R-670-5 (220 HP).
  • N2S-4: Continental R-670-5 (220 HP).
  • N2S-5: Lycoming R-680-5 (215 HP).
  • PT-13: Lycoming R-680-5 (215 HP).
  • PT-13B: Continental R-680-11 (280 HP).
  • PT-17: Continental R-670-5 (220 HP). Army's model.
  • PT-18: Jacobs R-755 (225 HP).
  • PT-27: Continental R-670-5 (220 HP). Ordered by Canada and used by the Canadian Royal Air Force. Some had enclosed cockpits with heat. Also equipment for night and instrument flying.

Usage

Users of the Kaydet were Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, Cuba, Peru, Philippines, Venezuela, and United States.

Nickname

The Canadians nicknamed it the Kaydet which was later adopted by other countries.

Specifications

  Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
Type Primary trainer
Crew 2
Engine (Type) see Variants above
1: Lycoming
Cylinders Radial
Cooling Air
HP 225
Propeller blades 2
Dimensions  
Span 32' 2"
9.8 m
Length 25' 0.25"
7.63 m
Height 9' 2"
2.79 m
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed  
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament None
  Boeing-Stearman Kaydet PT-17
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) Continental R-670-5
Cylinders Radial
Cooling  
HP 220
Propeller blades 2
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty 1,936 lb
878 kg
Loaded 2,717 lb
1,232 kg
Performance  
Speed 124 mph
200 kph
Cruising speed 106 mph
170 kph
Climb 840'/minute
256 m/minute
Service ceiling 11,200'
3,414 m
Range 505 miles
812 km
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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