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    Vertigo Studios Releases Stearman for FSX

    Tom Allensworth

    Vertigo Studios today announced the release of their PT 17 Stearman for FSX. In a press release, Here's what Vertigo had to say about the Stearman; "Ever wanted to learn to fly a tail dragger or re-create your very own private airshow? now you can. Vertigos PT17 comes in 2 flavours, a Military variant and also a Airshow variant. The airshow variant has a slightly more powerful engine with the option to jettison smoke and re-create your own air display.


    The PT17 was a conventional biplane of rugged construction with large, fixed tail-wheel undercarriage, and accommodation for the student and instructor in open cockpits in tandem. The radial engine was usually un-cowled, although some PT operators choose to cowl the engine which is beautifully displayed on our airshow model.


    The PT17 Stearman is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 8,584 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. It served as a primary trainer for the USAAF, the USN (as the NS & N2S), and with the RCAF as the Kaydet throughout World War II.


    After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civil market. In the immediate post-war years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in airshows."


    You can see the full description of the Stearman and all its features at the Vertigo Studios site here.

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