Wings Over Camarillo Airshow 2014
Ryan PT-22 Recruit
The Ryan PT-22
Recruit began as a design for a sport trainer in the civilian
sector. It evolved into the PT-22 Recruit. The PT-22 was the
first monoplane trainer for the US Army. One of the
distinctive features of the PT-22 is the Kinner five-cylinder
radial engine that has a very unique sound. That sound would
later earn them the nickname "Maytag Messerschmitts". The US
Navy also flew them and dubbed them the NR-1. The Netherlands
called them the NR-3. Over 1,200 of them were made during
WWII. Today, about 80 are still flying.
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