Fairchild PT19

PT-19 Photo from Wikipedia

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     The Fairchild PT-19 (with 12 variants) is a two seat trainer that was used by the USAAC/USAAF and fifteen other countries.  This fixed landing gear tail-dragger, with an open cockpit, uses an inline engine which makes for a narrow front, allowing for good visibility. Nick-named “The Cradle of Heroes” for its significant role in preparing fledgling pilots for combat, the number of surviving, airworthy, PT-19′s is estimated to be less than 100.

  • Powerplant:  (19A) Fairchild Ranger L-440-3, 200 hp
  • Cruise Speed:  106 mph
  • Maximum Speed:  124-132 mph
  • Range:  430-480 miles
  • Service Ceiling:  15,300-16,000 feet
  • First Flight:  15 May 1939
  • Number produced:  6397
  • Mass Production:  Began 1941/Retired late 1940′s
For more information refer to the following sites from which information was taken for this article: www.nationalmuseum.af.mil or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_PT-19

 

Our PT-19:  N49797

PT-19 with cockpit covered

  • Manufacturer:  Fairchild
  • Model:  M-62A
  • Year Built:  1945
  • Construction Number:  T42-3273
  • Engine Manufacturer and Model:  Fairchild 6-440 SERIES
Above information from:  www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N49797
 
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