This model has so much character with it's flying wires, sprung undercarriage and multi cylinder engine.
The PT-22 was developed in 1941 from the civilian Ryan ST series. The earlier PT-20 and PT-21 were the military production versions of the Ryan ST-3 with a total of 100 built. The PT-22 was the United States Army Air Corps' first purpose built monoplane trainer. The rapid expansion of wartime aircrew training required new trainers, and the Ryan PT-22 was ordered in large numbers. Named the "Recruit", it entered operational service with the U.S. Orders also were placed by the Netherlands, but were never realized as the nation capitulated to Axis forces. The small order of 25 ST-3s was redirected to the United States and redesignated as the PT-22A. Another order also came from the U.S. Navy for 100 examples. The PT series was in heavy use throughout the war years with both military and civil schools, but with the end of the war, was retired from the USAAF
A superb model up to Seagulls (very) high standards.
High quality balsa and balsa plywood offer lightweight, state-of-the-art construction
Accurate scale outline and appearance, includig airoiled tail surfaces Highly detailed cockpit High-quality
Prepainted fiberglass cowl High quality oracover covering is factory applied by skilled craftsman
Numerous scale details include scale wings struts and flying wires, markings, rib tapes, rib screws, inspection covers, drain holes, and scale spinner.
Complete details to build scale main and tailwheel gear and details for bent wire gear as well.
Details of all flying wire barackets.
Details for the construction of the scale 5 -cylinder kinner engine cylinders are included.
Working drop-hinge flaps add realistic looks and help to slow down landing speed
Plug in 2 piece wing makes transportation easier
Excellent performance and stability
Wingspan ................................... 90.0 in (228.6 cm)
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