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Old 29th Apr 2012, 01:43
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thighmister - Where was your grandfather stationed? My father taught in PT-17 Stearmans, PT-19s, BT-13s, and finally AT-6s, ending up in Sweetwater TX at the WASP training school.

And there were several designations for the Stearman, depending on the engine. It looks like your picture is of the PT-17 with the Continental R-670 7-cylinder engine. Other models were the PT-13 (9-cylinder Lycoming) and PT-18 (7-cylinder Jacobs). It's a very stout airplane, well-liked even today.
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Old 1st May 2012, 11:16
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I seem to recall someone rebuilding Stearmans at Old Buckenham in Norfolk, UK, at least until quite recently.
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