04-01896 Ryan Flight School

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PT-25s at Lindbergh Field C 1942

Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

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Owner: San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
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    TVL1970

    • 10/May/2011 19:03:32

    Developed in 1942 in anticipation of a shortage of wartime materials, the Ryan YPT-25 was built primarily of plastic bonded plywood. However, such shortages never materialized and Ryan's PT-22 was firmly entrenched in the primary trainer role during the Second World War. Accordingly, only five YPT-25's were ever manufactured (Air Force Serial Numbers 42-8703, 42-8704, 42-8705, 42-8706, and 42-8707). Presumably, all five are captured in the photograph above. Here are a couple of articles in Flight Magazine (today's "Flight International") describing the YPT-25: Plastic Trainer New Ryan Built of Bonded Plywood Flight No. 1768 - Volume XLII Page 531 November 12, 1942 www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1942/1942%20-%202373... Aircraft Types and Their Characteristics Ryan PT-25 Flight No. 1827 - Volume XLIV Page 722 December 30, 1943 www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1943/1943%20-%203038...

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    stumbleon

    • 02/Jun/2011 14:47:34

    I see part of a wing and tail of a B-24 on the right side of this picture.