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This product was added to our database on Thursday 21 November 2013.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1: 48 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 48, ISBN/Box HA8107, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
The Stearman Aircraft Company produced a bi-plane trainer-aircraft called the Model 70. In 1935
the USN ordered the Model 70 with a Wright J-5 Whirlwind engine designated the
NS-1. Boeing Aircraft Company bought Stearman and gave the Model 70 a Lycoming R-680-5
radial engine making it a Model 75. In 1936 the U.S. Army Air Corps placed an order for the
Model 75 and designated it PT-13. With a Continental R-670-5 engine it became the PT-17. The
RCAF labeled it PT-27 Kaydet with Kaydet becoming the universally accepted name.
WWII USN training aircraft such as the Stearman didn't have radios so when weather conditions
began to deteriorate or an emergency situation existed a brightly colored aircraft would be sent to
the various training areas. When the pilots saw these unique paint schemes it meant one thing;
return to base ASAP. These specially marked aircraft were referred to as "Recall" aircraft or in
some cases "Recovery" aircraft.
Specifications Boeing PT-17 Kaydet Stearman, USN designation N2S-3
Crew 2 x Student Pilot and Instructor
PT-17 Produced 3,500 +
Number of all variants produced 10,000 +
1 x Continental R-670-5 7 cylinder radial engine producing 220 hp
Maximum Speed 124 mph
Climb Rate 840 ft/min
Service Ceiling 11,200 ft
Range 505 miles
Length 24 ft 3 in
Wingspan 32 ft 2 in
Height 9 ft 2 in
Empty 1,936 lbs
Maximum Takeoff 2,717 lbs
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