KAYDET

Manufacturer:

BOEING

Markings:

United States Army Air Forces, 1941

Designation:

PT-17

Registration:

N48576

Serial Number:

41-8882

BOEING PT-17 KAYDET

Based on the successful Beech Model 18 airliner, and a modified bomber designed for China, the AT-11 was used by the Army Air Forces to train Bombardiers and Aerial Gunners during World War II. The standard Model 18 was modified with a Plexiglas nose for a Norden bombsight, a bomb bay capable of carrying 1000 pounds of bombs and flexible guns in the nose and on top. Over 1,500 Kansans were built and many remained in service with the Air Force until the mid-1950s.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 32 ft 2 in
  • Length: 24 ft
  • Height: 9 ft 2 in
  • Weight: 2,717 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 124 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 11,200 ft
  • Range: 505 miles
  • Engines: 1 Continental R-670-5 radial, 220 hp
  • Crew: 2