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1940 Stearman PT17 // Excellent Condition // N52561

Auction Start: July 31, 2024
Auction End: August 7, 2024 12:00 pm

STEARMAN A75N1 (PT17) Details

Make:

BOEING

Model:

STEARMAN A75N1 (PT17)

Year:

1940

Auction Start Date:
July 31, 2024
Auction Start Date:

2024-07-31

Serial No:

75-511

Seat:

2

Category:

Normal Utility

Time:

180

Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Description: The Stearman PT17 is the most produced US biplane. This particular example featured a total restoration in 2015. No expense was spared in bringing this airplane back to its original glory. The aircraft is powered by a Continental engine that was recently overhauled and features the roller bearing upgrade.
Airframe Details
  • 1940 Boeing Stearman A75N1 (PT17)
  • N52561
  • S/N 75-511
  • Total restoration in 2015
  • Covered in poly fiber
  • Tach 1890
  • 180 since total restoration
  • Empty weight 2114 lb.
  • Max weight 2950 lb.
  • Useful load 835 lb.
Engine Details
  • Continental W670-6A
  • S/N 16102
  • Type cert E-162
  • 220 HP
  • Compressions 1. 77/80 2. 74/80 3. 75/80 4. 77/80 5. 68/80 6. 73/80 7. 73/80
  • SMOH 180
  • Overhauled 9/2015
  • Roller bearing upgrade
  • Electric starter
  • No logbook prior to engine overhaul logbook indicates an estimated 1500 hours on engine prior to restoration
Propeller Details
  • MT 248 R 132-6AJ
  • S/N 022018
  • New prop installed 8/23
  • SNEW 35
Avionics Details
  • Rear cockpit 
  • Altimeter
  • Air Speed
  • Compass
  • Turn Cordinator
  • RPM
  • Oil pressure 
  • Oil temp
  • Fuel pressure
  • Clock
  • Amp meter
  • Garmin GTR 225 Comm
  • Garmin GTX 335 ADSB transponder
  • Front cockpit 
  • Altimeter
  • Airspeed
  • Compass
  • Turn coordinator
  • RPM
  • Clock
  • Oil pressure
  • Oil temp
  • Fuel pressure 
Additional Features
  • Inertial starter and external primer are non functional for show only
  • Tow bar
  • Bruce’s canopy cover
  • No logs prior to restoration in 2015 estimated total time of service prior to restoration is 7000 hours per log entry.
Exterior
Restored in 2015 aircraft is overall yellow with red and blue Navy markings.
Interior
Restored in 2015 black leather seating with gray and black metal paneling.
Auction Details
Contact Phone: 254-735-5030
Contact Email: aircrew@airspaceauctions.com
Registration Number: N52561
Make: BOEING
Model: STEARMAN A75N1 (PT17)
Required Deposit: $2000
Buyers Premium: 6%
Start Date: July 31, 2024
End Date: August 7, 2024 12:00 pm
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The 1940 Boeing Stearman PT-17: A Historical Gem in Excellent Condition

The 1940 Boeing Stearman PT-17 is a cornerstone of aviation history, representing the pinnacle of biplane design and serving as a crucial training tool during World War II. Known for its ruggedness and reliability, the PT-17 has garnered a legendary status among aviation enthusiasts and collectors. This article delves into the rich history of the PT-17, its uses, Boeing’s historical contributions to aviation, and highlights a particular Stearman PT-17 in excellent condition, with only 8,584 ever built and many lost in action over the past 84 years this specimen in nearly showroom condition is a true treasure..

Boeing Stearman PT-17: A Brief History

The Boeing Stearman PT-17, developed by the Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing, is one of the most iconic biplanes in American aviation history. Initially designed in the 1930s as a primary trainer for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) and the United States Navy, the PT-17 quickly became the primary trainer for many military pilots during World War II after its maiden flight in 1934. The PT-17’s simple yet robust design, featuring a fabric-covered fuselage and wooden wings, made it an ideal aircraft for training purposes. Its open cockpit and tandem seating allowed instructors and students to communicate effectively, fostering a conducive learning environment. The aircraft’s ease of handling and forgiving flight characteristics were instrumental in shaping the skills of countless aviators.

Boeing’s Legacy in Aviation

Boeing, founded in 1916 by William Boeing, has been at the forefront of aviation innovation for over a century. The company’s contributions to both military and commercial aviation are unparalleled. From the early days of biplanes to the modern era of jetliners, Boeing has consistently pushed the boundaries of aerospace technology. During the 1930s and 1940s, Boeing’s Stearman Aircraft Division produced thousands of PT-17s, cementing the aircraft’s place in history. The Stearman PT-17 not only served as a primary trainer but also as a testament to Boeing’s commitment to quality and performance. The company’s legacy continues to this day, with Boeing remaining a dominant force in the aviation industry.

The Stearman PT-17: An Excellent Example in Excellent Condition

The featured 1940 Boeing Stearman PT-17, with registration number N52561 and serial number 75-511, stands as a prime example of a meticulously restored aircraft. This particular PT-17 underwent a complete restoration in 2015, bringing it back to its original glory. The restoration process left no detail overlooked, ensuring that the aircraft not only looks pristine but also performs impeccably.

Airframe

The airframe of this 1940 Stearman PT-17 is a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication involved in its restoration. Covered in Poly-Fiber, the airframe boasts a vibrant yellow finish with red and blue Navy markings, reminiscent of its military heritage. The restoration was thorough, addressing every aspect of the aircraft to ensure it met or exceeded its original specifications. The airframe details are as follows: Model Boeing Stearman A75N1 (PT-17), Registration N52561, Serial Number 75-511, Restoration Year 2015, Total Time Since Restoration 180 hours, Empty Weight 2,114 lbs, Maximum Weight 2,950 lbs, and Useful Load 835 lbs.

Engine

Powering this Stearman PT-17 is a Continental W670-6A engine, known for its reliability and performance. The engine, which underwent an overhaul in 2015, includes the roller bearing upgrade, further enhancing its durability. The engine’s specifications are impressive, featuring a serial number 16102, 220 horsepower, and hours since overhaul totaling 180. The engine was overhauled in September 2015 and includes a roller bearing upgrade and an electric starter.

Propeller

The aircraft is equipped with a new MT 248 R 132-6AJ propeller, installed in August 2023. This new propeller ensures optimal performance and contributes to the aircraft’s excellent flight characteristics. With only 35 hours since new, this propeller exemplifies the commitment to maintaining the aircraft in top condition.

Avionics

The avionics suite of this Stearman PT-17 is a blend of classic and modern equipment, ensuring both authenticity and functionality. The rear and front cockpits are equipped with essential flight instruments, along with modern communication and navigation aids. In the rear cockpit, the aircraft features an altimeter, airspeed indicator, compass, turn coordinator, RPM gauge, oil pressure gauge, oil temperature gauge, fuel pressure gauge, clock, ammeter, Garmin GTR 225 Comm radio, and Garmin GTX 335 ADS-B transponder. The front cockpit includes an altimeter, airspeed indicator, compass, turn coordinator, RPM gauge, clock, oil pressure gauge, oil temperature gauge, and fuel pressure gauge.

Exterior

The exterior of the aircraft was meticulously restored in 2015, featuring a striking yellow color with red and blue Navy markings. The high-quality finish and attention to detail reflect the aircraft’s historical significance and the care it has received. The vibrant colors and pristine condition of the exterior make this Stearman PT-17 a standout piece in any collection.

Interior

The interior of the Stearman PT-17 complements its exterior, with black leather seating and gray and black metal paneling. Restored in 2015, the interior maintains the classic look and feel of the original aircraft while ensuring comfort for its occupants. The combination of historical accuracy and modern comfort makes the interior both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Additional Features

This Stearman PT-17 comes with several additional features that enhance its functionality and appeal. Notable among these are the inertial starter and external primer, which are non-functional and for show only, adding to the aircraft’s historical charm. It also includes a tow bar, Bruce’s canopy cover, and a smoke system. It is important to note that there are no logs prior to the 2015 restoration, but the estimated total time of service before restoration is approximately 7,000 hours, as per the log entry.

Auction Information

This exceptional Stearman PT-17 is set to be auctioned, providing a unique opportunity for collectors and aviation enthusiasts to own a piece of history. The auction details are as follows: The auction will take place from July 31, 2024, to August 7, 2024. The starting bid is set at $75,000, with a buyer premium of 6%. A deposit of $2,000 is required to participate in the auction.

Conclusion

The 1940 Boeing Stearman PT-17 is not just an aircraft; it is a symbol of an era, a testament to Boeing’s legacy, and a marvel of aviation engineering. This particular PT-17, with its comprehensive restoration and excellent condition, stands out as an exemplary model. From its meticulously restored airframe to its powerful and reliable engine, every aspect of this aircraft reflects the dedication and craftsmanship involved in its upkeep. As this Stearman PT-17 goes up for auction, it presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of aviation history that offers both exceptional value and performance. Whether for its historical significance, its aesthetic appeal, or its robust performance, this aircraft is sure to captivate the hearts of aviation enthusiasts and collectors alike.

STEARMAN A75N1 (PT17) Details

Make:

BOEING

Model:

STEARMAN A75N1 (PT17)

Year:

1940

Auction Start Date:
July 31, 2024
Auction Start Date:

2024-07-31

Serial No:

75-511

Seat:

2

Category:

Normal Utility

Time:

180

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