Hot Wings - Stearman PT-17 "High Flyer"


Stearman PT-17 High Flyer with connectable runway. Every Hot Wings plane comes with a collector card, plus proprietary connectable runway system that allows collectors to build their own runways and airports.

The United States and several Allied nations used the “Kaydet” as a standard primary trainer from the late 1930s to the end of World War II. Even though the U.S. Army Air Corps needed a new biplane trainer in the mid-1930’s, it moved slowly to acquire one because of the service-wide lack of funding for new airplane purchases. In 1936, following the Navy’s lead the previous year, the Army tentatively bought 26 air frames from Boeing (the Model 75), which the Army named the PT-13.