In the 1930s and '40s, the U.S. Army Air Corps used this biplane as its primary trainer for beginner pilots.
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The Boeing PT-17 Stearman, also known as the Boeing Kaydet, is a conventional biplane with tailwheel landing gear, rugged construction, and an open cockpit. The uncowled engine is a Continental R-670 radial, giving the Stearman approximately 225 hp. Almost 250,000 pilots trained in the Stearman on the eve of World War II, and almost 10,000 were produced. It is one of the most popular of the classic biplanes.