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1942 Stearman

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is an American biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman, or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy (as the NS and N2S, and with the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Kaydet throughout World War Il. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years, they became popular as crop dusters and sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in air shows.


The Stearman on display was built in 1943 as US Army Air Corps 42-109119 then was transferred to the US Navy as 38351. It was later civilianized and converted to a crop duster and stayed that way until shipped to Canada for restoration in 1982. First registered and flown in Canada in 1987 after an 5 year restoration which converted the aircraft back to its wartime configuration. The Stearman was purchased in 1992 by current owner Robert Martin.

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