Mastercraft Collection: PT-17 Stearman Kaydet..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 9.2 inches
The PT-17 Stearman came as another variant of the recognizable Kaydet series. It was constructed in 1934 and was built by the Stearman Aircraft division of Boeing. The PT17 had quite a remarkable appearance as it had fabric-covered wings that are made of wood. It also had a single-leg landing gear and a welded-steel fuselage. The Kaydets were primarily powered by radial engines until the PT-17 was introduced. The Stearman PT-17 was powered by the 220hp Continental R-670-5 engine. It had a top speed of 124mph and a maximum range of 505 miles. About 3,500 of the total 9,800 Kaydets were PT-17. It entered military service as a trainer plane for the US Army Air Corps together with the PT-13. With decent specs, it isnŐt a surprise that the aircraft was widely employed worldwide. The Kaydet was employed by the Philippines, Canada, Taiwan, China, Brazil, and even Argentina and Venezuela.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!