Aircraft Photo of 44-44 | Ryan YPT-16 (STA) | USA - Army | #50671
City / AirportDayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / CountryOhio, United States
Airport CodesICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
CollectionNational Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date20 August 2013
Photo byAlastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 50671
Photo Comment

The YPT-16 was a military version of the civilian Ryan STA and became the first monoplane acquired by the Army Air Corps as a primary trainer. This aircraft flew as NC18922 in civilian life but is on display at the National Museum of the USAF as one of the 15 YPT-16 operated by the AAC. They must have been satisfied and this led on to the AAC operating nearly 1,200 more similar Ryan trainers as PT-20s, PT-21s and PT-22s.

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