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The Fairchild PT-19 (company designation Fairchild M62) is an American Fairchild Aircraft 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. As with other USAAF trainers of the period, the PT-19 had multiple designations based on the powerplant installed. 

General characteristics

Crew: two (pilot, student)
Length: 28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
Height: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
Wing area: 200 sq ft (19 m2)
Empty weight: 1,845 lb (837 kg)
Gross weight: 2,545 lb (1,154 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Ranger L-440-3 6-cyl. inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 200 hp (150 kW)


Maximum speed: 115 kn; 212 km/h (132 mph)
Range: 348 nmi; 644 km (400 mi)
Service ceiling: 15,300 ft (4,700 m)
Time to altitude: 17.5 min to 10,000 feet (3,000 m)

Source: Wikipedia
Photo courtesy: USAF Museum 

Events with FAIRCHILD PT-19