PT-26 1943 Fairchild PT-26 Wisconsin Wing
|Ranger 6-440-C5 6 cylinder inline; inverted 200 hp
|28 feet 8 inches
Our Fairchild PT-26 is a 1943 WWII veteran. The PT-26 is also known as the M62A and the British Cornell. The open cockpit version of this plane is called a PT-19. This primary trainer was the first plane our WWII pilots flew before moving on to Basic trainers, Advanced Trainers and single seat fighters or bombers.
The PT-26 is primarily wood construction with wood veneer and fabric covering. The PT-26 was primarily used by the Canadians since it has an enclosed cockpit. The inverted 6 cylinder Ranger 440 engine has 200HP and a sleek looking profile. This plane was also built with a radial engine and called a PT-23. The PT-26 has a top speed of 187MPH and burns an average of 12 gallons per hour at a cruise speed of 107PH. Stall speed is a low 61 MPH.
The PT-26 is a PT-19A variant with enclosed cockpit for the Commonwealth Air Training Scheme, powered by a 200hp L-440-3, 670 built for the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Cornell I.