Boeing-Stearman PT-27 (Model D-75N1)

The Boeing-Stearman PT-27 was the designation for 300 Model 75 primary trainers produced to go to Canada under Lend-Lease. In Canada the PT-27 was officially called the 'Kaydet'. Canada was the only place where this was the type's official name, but it was also adopted elsewhere.

The PT-27 was a two seat single-bay biplane. The fuselage was built around a welded steel tube framework, the wings around a wooden framework, both fabric covered. It had a fixed undercarriage with single faired legs.

The PT-27 was powered by the Continental R-670-R engine, and was similar to the USAAF's PT-17, but adapted for use in winter weather. They were delivered between February and October 1942.

Some of the Canadian aircraft were given cockpit canopies, cockpit heating, full blind flying instruments and a hood for instrument flying.

Engine: Continental R-670-R engine
Power: 220hp
Crew: 2
Span: 32ft 2in
Length: 24ft 1/4in
Height: 9ft 2in
Empty Weight: 1,936lb
Loaded Weight: 2,717lb
Maximum Speed: 124mph
Cruising Speed: 106mph
Climb rate: 840ft/ min
Ceiling: 11,200ft
Range: 505 miles

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (14 October 2014), Boeing-Stearman PT-27 (Model D-75N1) , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_boeing_stearman_PT-27.html

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