Stearman PT-17 'Kaydet'


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  Base model:PT-17
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1947
  Basic role:Primary Trainer

  Length: 25' 7.6 m
  Height:9' 2" 2.7 m
  Wingspan: 32' 2" 9.8 m
  Wingarea: 297.0 sq ft 27.5 sq m
  Empty Weight: 1,936 lb 878 kg
  Gross Weight: 2,717 lb 1,232 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Continental R-670-5
  Horsepower (each): 220

  Range: 505 miles 813 km
  Cruise Speed: 106 mph 170 km/h 91 kt
  Max Speed: 124 mph 199 km/h 107 kt
  Climb: 840 ft/min 256 m/min
  Ceiling: 11,200 ft 3,413 m

Known serial numbers
40-1742 / 40-1891, 41-862 / 41-1086, 41-7867 / 41-9010, 41-25202 / 41-25736, 41-25737 / 41-25740, 41-25741 / 41-25747 , 41-25748 , 41-25749 / 41-25801 , 41-25802 / 41-26251 , 42-15896 / 42-16723 , 42-16724 / 42-16845

Examples of this type may be found at
Air Mobility Command MuseumDover AFBDelaware
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Hill Aerospace MuseumHill AFBUtah
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
New England Air MuseumWindsor LocksConnecticut
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Planes of Fame Air MuseumEden PrairieMinnesota
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia
United States Army Aviation MuseumOzarkAlabama
Vintage Flying MuseumFt. WorthTexas

PT-17 on display

Air Mobility Command Museum

Museum of Aviation

New England Air Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum

The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"


Recent comments by our visitors
 Neale Bussey
 chippenham, OTH
I am researching the history of my Uncle P/O C.C.Goff (RAF). He was on the Arnold Training program at Souther Field, Americus and flew his solo on 19 June 1942 in PT17 '43' .I would love to know the serial of this aircraft and the colour scheme used on the aircraft at that time. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
02/12/2012 @ 05:32 [ref: 52486]
 , NY
My dad is refurbishing a Stearman Kaydet and is looking to find out it's history. I have the serial number. Was wondering if you know where I can look up this planes history.
09/29/2011 @ 17:46 [ref: 49328]
 , NY
My dad is refurbishing a Stearman Kaydet and is looking to find out it's history. I have the serial number. Was wondering if you know where I can look up this planes history.
09/29/2011 @ 17:38 [ref: 49327]
 harvey minnick
 danville, VA
I have a question. I was making a register of my aircraft collection and I discovered that, I have two model PT 17s but they do not match? What is the difference between the boeing and stearman versions? One is more robust and has a bigger cut out in the upper wing than the other.
thank you Harvey O.
10/24/2010 @ 20:06 [ref: 31651]
 , NY
There is a propeller hanging on the wall of a deli that I get coffee in on the way to work. I found this site because the guy in the deli knew nothing about it. The numbers are clearly visible. I don't know though if I am looking at the front side or the rear side of the propeller. If the numbers were put on the pilot side then the motor would I think would turn clockwise looking from the front. I would have to look at it again.
08/29/2010 @ 07:56 [ref: 29675]
 Dan Atkins
 Edina, MN
I have a PT-17 Propeller. What do you do with something like this outside of putting a clock in the middle?
07/13/2010 @ 12:34 [ref: 27137]
 lewisville, TX
i have a radio controlled pt-17 with a 8ft wing span, i am looking for a photo or layout of a typical cockpit to make it as close as the original thing, also how many cylinder, i have a engine installed but need to make a dummy engine to go over it thanks for the help
03/02/2009 @ 05:35 [ref: 23852]
 Joe D
 Tampa, FL
My father has a Stearman pt 17, We know nothing about it. Needs restoration and assembly, all parts accounted for. Any interests or ideas please email. thanks
05/13/2007 @ 17:38 [ref: 16477]
 Micah Wright
 Los Angeles, CA
From within the cockpit, the propeller would appear to be turning clockwise. See the metal protector on the prop of the blue&yellow Stearman I'm uploading.
12/06/2006 @ 19:24 [ref: 14938]
 Tony Benecke
 , AL
Hi Ira did you ever get your info on the prop? I am in the same boat! Please send info if you have any. Tony benecke, Durban south africa.

05/16/2006 @ 06:07 [ref: 13292]


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