Contributed by Owls Head Transportation Museum
Ask the 60,000 men who learned to fly during WW II in what plane they were taught. The answer will probably be Stearman or “Yellow Peril,” of which more than 10,000 were built. Although its basic design dates from 1930, it was the leading American primary trainer of WW II. After the war this rugged airplane was used as a crop duster, aerobatic performer and sport plane. Many Stearmans are still flying.
In 1938 the Stearman Aircraft Company became the Stearman Aircraft Division of the Boeing Aircraft Company.
Specifications: span 32 ft. 2 in.; length 25 ft.; takeoff weight 2685 lbs.; engine 220 hp. Continental R-670 seven-cylinder air-cooled radial; maximum speed 124 mph.
About This Item
- Title: 1941 Stearman A75N/1 Biplane (Original)
- Creator: Stearman Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas
- Creation Date: 1941
- Subject Date: 1941
- Town: Owls Head
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Metal
- Local Code: 1986G43
- Collection: Vehicle Aircraft
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Owls Head Transportation Museum
PO Box 227, Owls Head, ME 04854
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