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Help ID the strange aircraft preserved in Beijing

Post by excalibur000 » 19 Nov 2006 12:46

This is a strange aircraft preserved in peking. I wonder what the exact type it is. It is PT-19 or someother type? Please help me and tell me why.
These are the photos of the aircraft.

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photos of the aircraft

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photos of the aircraft
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other photos

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some other photos

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some other photos
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This is a wing beside, does this belong to above aircraft.

Post by excalibur000 » 19 Nov 2006 13:11

This is a wing beside, does this belong to above aircraft.
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Post by Sitzkrieg » 19 Nov 2006 20:55

It is a Ryan STM-2E or -2P. Fifty delivered to China according to http://www.aerofiles.com/_ryan.html

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Sitzkrieg, Thank you very much!

Post by excalibur000 » 20 Nov 2006 03:27

Sitzkrieg, Thank you very much!
I am now writing an article for china popular aviation magazine named Aerospace Knowledge. This article is about the wreckage airframe of the ryan trainer/sport aircraft preserved in Beijing aivation museum. Your information is very helpful for me to ID the aircraft and to find more detail about it. Thank you very much!

Wang YaNan
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Post by Sitzkrieg » 20 Nov 2006 07:56

My pleasure to help. ;)

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Post by Hoolaman » 28 Nov 2006 01:06

Plenty of images of a flying version in Dutch East Indies livery. Lives in NZ.

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/ryanstm.html

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What is the difference between Chinese Ryan and original STM

Post by excalibur000 » 02 Dec 2006 11:31

What is the difference between Chinese Ryan and original STM?

I did not see streamline landing gear fairing on Beijing aviation museum's Ryan STM, and i want to know wether it had that when it came to china in 1940s.

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Post by Sitzkrieg » 02 Dec 2006 13:32

Update: The aircraft in your photos is definately a STM-2E, as the -2P was a single seat advanced fighter trainer armed with a single 0,30" (7,62mm) machine gun. Based on the year of purchase and considering that the Netherlands East Indies were acquiring similar aircraft at the same period, I think it would be safe to assume that they were in fact delivered with the streamlined landing gear fairings and spats. It is possible that they might have been removed while in service, to facilitate operations from muddy or rough fields, but that's another story.
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