The Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (another designation: Boeing Stearman) was an American fixed-landing training biplane in the classic layout. The flight of the prototype took place in 1934, and serial production began a little later. The drive was provided by a single Continental R-670-5 engine with 220hp. The length of the machine was 7.54 meters with a wingspan of 9.81 meters. The machine did not have permanent onboard armament. The PT-17 Kaydet model was developed by Stearman Aircraft, which since 1934 was part of the Boeing corporation, and this company was already responsible for the serial production of the aircraft. The machine was built for the needs of the US Air Force as a new basic training aircraft. The machine, although simple and economical in construction and operation, proved successful and was characterized by a solid structure. The machine was also used to train US Navy pilots during World War II. After 1945, many aircraft of this type were sold to private owners, where they served as sport, aerobatic, training, and agricultural aircraft.
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