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PT-22 Recruit

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PT-22 Recruit
Type Trainer
Manufacturer Ryan Aeronautical Company
Primary users United States Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Corps
Unit cost $10,000

The Ryan PT-22 Recruit is a military trainer aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps and it successor, the United States Army Air Forces for primary pilot training. It was the first monoplane that the Army had used for primary pilot training, as all previous PT aircraft were biplanes.


Military version of the Model ST.3KR powered by a 160hp R-540-1, 1023 built.
Model ST.3S twin-float seaplanes ordered by the Netherlands Navy powered by 160hp Menasco D4B, ordered cancelled and completed for the United States Army Air Corps with 160hp R-540-1 engines, 25 built.
Unbuilt project.
PT-22s re-engined with the 160hp R-540-3, 250 conversions.


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There is a PT-22 "Recruit" on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio and at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Also there are still some flying examples.

Specifications (PT-22)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two (student and instructor)
  • Length: 22 ft 7½ in (6.90 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 1 in (9.17 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,860 lb (840 kg)
  • Powerplant:Kinner R-540 , 160 hp (120 kW)


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