The PT-17 Stearman came as another variant of the recognizable Kaydet series. It was constructed in 1934 and was built by the Stearman Aircraft division of Boeing. The PT17 had quite a remarkable appearance as it had fabric-covered wings that are made of wood. It also had a single-leg landing gear and a welded-steel fuselage. The Kaydets were primarily powered by radial engines until the PT-17 was introduced. The Stearman PT-17 was powered by the 220hp Continental R-670-5 engine. It had a top speed of 124mph and a maximum range of 505 miles. About 3,500 of the total 9,800 Kaydets were PT-17. It entered military service as a trainer plane for the US Army Air Corps together with the PT-13. With decent specs, it isn’t a surprise that the aircraft was widely employed worldwide. The Kaydet was used by the Philippines, Canada, Taiwan, China, Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela. Other than military use, the Stearman plane was also used by civilians as its speed and load capacity made it ideal for farm use (crop dusting and spraying).