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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.1 There was an order placed for 26 of the PT-13.1

Owned by Boeing

Boeing bought Stearman in 1934.1

Production

Manufactured at Stearman's Wichita plant.1 Produced until February 1945.1

  • Model 75: 8,5841
  • N2S: 2,7051
  • PT-17: 3,7691
  • PT-27: 3001
  • Spare part equivalent: 1,7621

Variants

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

Usage

Users of the Kaydet were Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, Cuba, Peru, Philippines, Venezuela, and United States.1,2

Nickname

The Canadians nicknamed it the Kaydet which was later adopted by other countries.1

Specifications

  Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
Type Primary trainer1,2
Crew 21
Engine (Type) see Variants above
1: Lycoming2
Cylinders Radial2
Cooling Air2
HP 2252
Propeller blades 21,2
Dimensions  
Span 32' 2"1
9.8 m1
Length 25' 0.25"1
7.63 m1
Height 9' 2"1
2.79 m1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed  
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament None1
  Boeing-Stearman Kaydet PT-17
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) Continental R-670-51
Cylinders Radial1
Cooling  
HP 2201
Propeller blades 21
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty 1,936 lb1
878 kg1
Loaded 2,717 lb1
1,232 kg1
Performance  
Speed 124 mph1
200 kph1
Cruising speed 106 mph1
170 kph1
Climb 840'/minute1
256 m/minute1
Service ceiling 11,200'1
3,414 m1
Range 505 miles1
812 km1
Armament  

Sources:

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