Building ICM's 1/32 scale Stearman PT17/N2S-3 Kaydet



Richard Spreckley builds ICM’s impressive newly tooled 1/32 Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet as an eye-catching United States Army Air Force airframe.


Boeing’s Stearman is instantly recognisable, with a pedigree that spans at least eight decades and more than 10,000 aircraft built. Designed as a trainer for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), it first flew in 1934 and is still used today, across the world, for pleasure flights – often seen at air shows in the striking blue-and-yellow training livery it became associated with. The type was a cheap option for training pilots for the USAAC/USAAF, United States Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force – it gained the ‘Kaydet’ nickname from students.

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