Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
Boeing N2S-3  Stearman
39123, US Navy, circa 1944
1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
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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.

The Stearman Aircraft Company became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934 with more than 10,600
built in the 1930s and 1940s. These aircraft became a primary trainer for both the USAAF and
USN. The USAAF labeled the aircraft the PT-13 and PT-17 while the USN called it the NS-1 and
N2S. The Stearman was commonly called the “Yellow Peril” referring to the bright yellow paint
used on the majority of these aircraft. This Stearman was Bu.No 39123/73 and one of the 1,875
delivered to the USN.

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