Stearman N2S-4 'Kaydet'

  Base model:N2S
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1926
  Basic role:Trainer

  Length: 25' 7.6 m
  Height:9' 2" 2.7 m
  Wingspan: 32' 2" 9.8 m
  Wingarea: 297.0 sq ft 27.5 sq m
  Empty Weight: 1,936 lb 878 kg
  Gross Weight: 2,717 lb 1,232 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Lycoming R-680-4
  Horsepower (each): 220

  Range: 505 miles 813 km
  Cruise Speed: 106 mph 170 km/h 91 kt
  Max Speed: 124 mph 199 km/h 107 kt
  Climb: 840 ft/min 256 m/min
  Ceiling: 11,200 ft 3,413 m

Known serial numbers
27960 / 28058, 29923 / 30146, 34097 / 34101, 34107 / 34111, 37856 / 37967, 37978 / 37987 , 55650 / 55771

Examples of this type may be found at
Cavanaugh Flight MuseumAddisonTexas
Confederate Air Force - Arizona WingMesaArizona
International Sport Aviation MuseumLakelandFlorida
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCalifornia
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime MuseumMt. PleasantSouth Carolina

N2S-4 on display

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Confederate Air Force - Arizona Wing

International Sport Aviation Museum

Museum of Flying


Recent comments by our visitors
 Norman Reed
 Miami, FL
I have flown the Boeing Cadet PT-17 a bit, even done aerobatics in it. Itís capable of doing an outside snap roll but other outside maneuvers are beyond its capabilities. I loved the machine and think of it as one of my favorite aircraft. My dad instructed on them in WWII and also remembered it as an honest straight forward ship. Treat her with respect though or she will humble you.

I have flown examples lacking the spoilers on the inboard lower wing. I believe this type was the typical version used by the Navy, all historical restorations I have seen are like that. This type has a lower stall speed but doesnít do a good vertical reverse or snap roll, like the ones with the spoilers. So far as I know the Army type always used the spoilers. There is one exception I know of, a very early example I saw at the Paul Garber Facility that appeared to be in its original paint and lacking the spoilers. Early Army examples were in the paint scheme with yellow wings blue fuselage and a candy stripe tail. Later production was delivered in silver.

This aircraft was often used for aerial application and crop duster versions often had the spoilers removed. My dad also flew this type for Delta in 1954 near Texas A&M.

04/29/2007 @ 12:26 [ref: 16346]


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