The Fairchild PT-19 was a monoplane primary trainer aircraft that served with the United States Army Air Forces, RAF and RCAF during World War II. It was a contemporary of the Kaydet biplane trainer and was used by the USAAF during Primary Flying Training as the introductory pre-solo phase trainer for introducing new pilots to flying before passing them on to the more agile Kaydet. It was one of a handful of primary trainer designs that were the first stop on a cadet's way to becoming a combat pilot. Its virtues were that it was inexpensive, simple to maintain and, most of all, virtually vice-less. Thousands of the PT-19 series were rapidly integrated into the US and Commonwealth training programs, serving throughout World War II and beyond. Even after their retirement in the late 1940s, a substantial number found their way onto the US civil register.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/24 Scale Model
- 18 Inch Wingspan
- 14 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood