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PT-13 Kaydet Model, Tuskegee Airmen - Hobby Master HA8106

PT-13 Kaydet Model, Tuskegee Airmen - Hobby Master HA8106 - click to enlarge
PT-13 Kaydet Model, Tuskegee Airmen - Hobby Master HA8106 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8106
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet - Tuskegee Airmen, Moton Field, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1944

1:48 Scale.  Length: 6.2”.  Wingspan: 8”

This PT13 Kaydet was built in 1944 and spent that year, as well as 1945, based at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama. It served as one of the basic trainer aircraft and played a very important part in the history of the African American airmen who would become known as the "Tuskegee Airmen". These men were part of an experiment to prove to a racially biased white America that black men had the ability to learn to fly combat airplanes and earn their pilot wings. Those men that successfully passed basic training were transferred to Tuskegee airfield where they trained on more advanced aircraft.

Stearman Aircraft Company produced a biplane trainer-aircraft called the Model 70. In 1935 the US Navy ordered the Model 70 with a Wright J-5 Whirlwind engine designated the NS-1. Boeing Airplane bought Stearman and gave the Model 70 a Lycoming R-6805-5 radial engine making it a Model 75. In 1936 the US 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 the PT-27 Kaydet with Kaydet becoming the universally accepted name.

The Stearman PT-13 Kaydet was easy to fly, fairly rugged and a good primary teaching aircraft for new pilots. After WWII many Kaydets were used for recreational flying and crop dusting.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a PT-13 Kaydet features:

  • Die-cast metal fuselage
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    This model is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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