The PT-13 was typical
of the biplane primary trainer used during the late 1930s and WW II.
Whereas it was powered by a Lycoming engine, the same airplane with a
Continental engine was designated the PT-17, and with a Jacobs engine,
the PT-18. A later version which featured a cockpit canopy was
designated the PT-27.
Of 10,346 Kaydets
ordered for the U.S. and its Allies, 2,141 were PT-13s for the AAF.
Following WW II, the Kaydet was phased out in favour of more modern
Span: 32 ft. 2 in.
Length: 24 ft. 10 in.
Height: 9 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 2,717 lbs. loaded
Engine: Lycoming R-680 of 220 hp..
Maximum speed: 125 mph.
Cruising speed: 104 mph.
Range: 450 miles
Service Ceiling: 14,000 ft.