Fly The PT-13 – Photo Tour!

WARBIRD RADIO – Take to the skies in the rare PT-13.  So what’s the difference in the PT-13 and PT-17? They a look the same but the engines are different.  The PT-13 uses the Lycoming R-680 and the PT-17 uses the Continental R-670.  The legendary Stearman’s were the first airplanes most WWII pilots trained in.

After the war, many were used as crop dusters and sprayers.  Today the PT-13/PT-17 remains a popular warbird for pilots and enthusiasts alike. The PT-13 featured in the video and photo tour was owned by Jeff Whitford at the time we published.



Crew: two, student and instructor
Length: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 2 in (9.81 m)
Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
Wing area: 298 sq ft (27.7 m²)
Empty weight: 1,931 lb (878 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,635 lb (1,198 kg)
Powerplant: 1— Continental R-670-5 seven-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 220 hp (164 kW)

Maximum speed: 135 mph (117 knots, 217 km/h)
Cruise speed: 96 mph (83 knots, 155 km/h)
Service ceiling: 13,200 ft (4,024 m)
Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 17.3 min

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