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Boeing Stearman PT-17 4X-ACH/31 Diecast Model Airplane by Hobbymaster

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Boeing Stearman PT-17 4X-ACH/31 (Israeli Air Force) (1:48 scale by Hobbymaster HA8105)
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Price59.99 (Free standard UK delivery)
Made By Hobbymaster
Stock Code HA8105
Stock Level 2 In Stock
Scale 1:48
Size 20cm wingspan (7.9 inches)
Working Features propeller
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This Boeing Stearman PT-17 4X-ACH/31 Diecast Model Airplane has working propeller and also comes with a display stand.

It is made by Hobbymaster and is 1:48 scale (approx. 20cm / 7.9in wingspan).


General Background
The Stearman Aircraft Company produced a bi-plane trainer-aircraft called the Model 70. In 1935 the USN ordered the Model 70 with a Wright J-5 Whirlwind engine designated the NS-1. Boeing Aircraft Company bought Stearman and gave the Model 70 a Lycoming R-680-5 radial engine making it a Model 75. In 1936 the U.S. 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 PT-27 Kaydet with Kaydet becoming the universally accepted name.

The Aircraft
Starting in February 1949 the Israeli Air Force purchased 60 former U.S. Army PT-17s to be their primary trainer before moving on to the more advanced Harvard. Pilot training required 60 hours in the PT-17 before moving on to the Harvard. The PT-17 was used until it was replaced in late 1956 by the Piper Super Cub. The #31 4X-ACH is kept at the Israeli Air Force Museum at the Hatzerim Air Force Base and is flown on some holidays, air shows and IAF pilot academy graduations.