Ryan PT-22A Recruit

Side view of a silver and yellow plane.

Improved from the earlier PT-16, the PT-22 was a military trainer aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps and it successor, the United States Army Air Forces. It was the first low wing monoplane used for primary pilot training and made for a smoother transition to more demanding low wing fighters during World War II. The Army Air Forces accepted 1,023 PT-22s.

Created By:

Eric Long

Date Created:

12/19/2019

Source:

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Keywords:

Aircraft; Aviation; Military; World War II

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