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PT-17 Kaydet Model, Chinese Air Force, 1942 - Hobby Master HA8110

PT-17 Kaydet Model, Chinese Air Force, 1942 - Hobby Master HA8110 - click to enlarge
PT-17 Kaydet Model, Chinese Air Force, 1942 - Hobby Master HA8110 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8110
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet – 215977, Chinese Air Force, 1942

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

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

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

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-17 Kaydet was easy to fly, fairly rugged and a good primary teaching aircraft for new pilots. It gained the nickname “Yellow Peril” and after World War II many Kaydets were used for recreational flying and crop dusting. The PT-17 Kaydet on display at the American Air Museum, Duxford, England, painted as 42-17786/25, is in fact mainly 41-8169 c/n 75-1728 with some parts from G-BRTK c/n 75-5949, formerly N16716 and 42-17786 BuAer 38728.

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-17 Kaydet features:

  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate markings
  • Rotating propeller
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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