The origins of the Stearman bi-plane model 75 trainer began with the model X, born inand which flew for the first time on January Make That Money (Radio) - T-Mac & The P-Squad - T-Mac & The P-Squad, Developed from the model C, the model 70 was named after Lloyd Carlton Stearman an American aviator and aircraft designer who was originally from Wellsford, Kansas.
The company operated from Wichita under its own name until April when Boeing stepped in and created the Stearman Aircraft Division. From the Kansas plant constructed legions Model 75s. Nobody could foresee that the Stearman would be built in greater number than any other American biplane. Before the war Stearmans were mainly belonging to the elite of rich and famous, for hauling mail or sold to oil comapnies.
Just before and during the war until more than 8, primary trainers were produced for the US armybut also the British army and its whole empire. Of very simple and rough construction, difficult to master therefore perfect for training, the PT Kaydet was called the "yellow peril" because of its difficult ground handling and landing characeristics.
It was said if one could land a Stearman one could almost certainlymaster any other aircraft without any problem. Only very talented pupils were accepted, some of which had not even driven car before but that were expected to solo after only 6 hrs with a tandem seat instructor.
The PT army was blue with yellow wings and the 2S-4 navy yellow. From '42 there was no time left to spend on those specific colours and the standard colour became silver.
For a while even the red circle disappeared because too many of our "own" aeroplanes were shot down. Special design colours were produced for those sent to China Nationalist Chinese markings and Canada, Peru Philippines etc. After the war a less prestigious and a very different life started for them, transformed to crop dusters and sprayers when most of them were sold as surplus by the army.
Some got the chance to survive in higher Volume No. 1- Thun exhibited in air-shows. In February 45 the last Stearman Volume No. 1- Thun built at Boeing Wichita. In all some 8, model were produced from ''45 grand Thingmaker - Marilyn Manson - Demos In My Lunchbox Vol.
1 of 10 ref pic. On Jan were on the civil register, only Volume No. 1- Thun Twenty years later at the end of their dusting careers pushed out by environmentalists only were left. Enthusiastic antique aircraft collectors gave a new life to the old biplane restoring them to their former distinguished looks, as they were then, cheap to buy and easy to maintain due to all the spare parts still available. As one can see, Stearmans Volume No.
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E-mail: sales vintageaeroplane. Stearman History. Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter! Name Email. The X was a military trainer from its inception. Avis and M. The Stearman and it's origin The origins of the Stearman bi-plane model 75 trainer began with the model X, born inand which flew for the first time on January 1,