Boeing S/N # 75-3221
Military S/N #41-25714
Boeing PT-17 #41-25714 was manufactured on 5-11-1942. The aircraft was accepted to the USAAF on 5-16-1942 and flown to Maxwell Field, in Montgomery Alabama. On June the second of 1942 the plane was assigned to Union City Tennessee, which was a contract school run by Embry Riddle as the 67th AAFTD while at Union City TN the Aircraft was flown By Donald Strait who flew with the 361st FS. in P-51s during the the war and scored 13.5 air victories along with receiving the rank of Major. The aircraft was re assigned on 2-10-1943 to Sweetwater Texas at Avenger field which was home of the WASP the( Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) and remained there for the entire duration of the Wasp program. On the 12 of August 1944 the plane received its last assignment and went to Goodfellow Army Airforce Base in Texas. The plane was then declared surplus on June 19 1945 and sold surplus on the 28 of June 1945.
The Plane was then converted to a crop duster after the war and was spraying all the way until 1981 in the Las Cruses NM . in 1981 the plane was semi restored and kept flying till 2006 when I restored the plane back to its full original condition exact to the factory blue-prints and after extensive research in photo archives to locate a photo of the plane in 1943 to restore the original markings . This Plane has won many awards in including EAA Oshkosh the 2010 Best Stearman and the 2010 Snap-on Silver wrench along with the 2011 preservation award in addition to the 2011 Best Army Kaydet Stearman at the national Stearman fly-in in Galesburg IL
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|Primary Trainer||“Yellow Peril”|
|Boeing/Stearman PT-17||32 feet 2 inches|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|24 feet 3 inches||1936 US pounds|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|2717 US pounds||505 miles|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|4.4 Gals.||Single 220 hp Continental R670-5 radial piston engine|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|McCauley 41D5926 2 blade steel 102″||124 mph|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|13,200 feet||Two Tandem|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
This aircraft was restored completely along with the engine overhaul by Mike Porter.
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