Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
Boeing PT-17 Stearman
215977, Chinese Air Force, 1942
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 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.

Japan had invested in Manchuria and built the Japan South Manchuria Railway. Needing more
territory for its increasing population, Japan sabotaged a portion of this railway in order to justify
invading Manchuria in 1931. China had no great aviation force to defend itself so the Soviet
Union supplied aircraft. In 1941 when the U.S.A. entered WWII they too supplied China with
aircraft. There were 150 Boeing PT-17 Stearmans supplied with serials from 42-15896 to 42-
16045 and some training schools were located in Lahore Pakistan as well as in the U.S..

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