Raymond's Aircraft Restoration BV

Boeing N2S-3 Kaydet N9912H

The Stearman (Boeing) is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.[1] Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy (as the NS and N2S), and with the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Kaydet throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in air shows.

This aircraft, N9912H, was built in 1942 as a N2S-3 Kaydet. It served with the U.S. Navy with serial 07609. Later the aeroplane was registered N9912H as Boeing-Stearman Model B75N-1. In 1947 it was converted for agricultural spraying. In 1979, the Stearman was rebuilt to the two-seat configuration and was repainted in its “Old Crow” colours. In 1990, the “Old Crow” was sold in the Netherlands and is based in the Netherlands since 1991

The restoration of this airplane was done completely by RAR:
  • Fabric covering of wings
  • Fabric covering of fuselage
  • Instrument panel design

Manufacturer: Boeing
Type/Model: N2S-3 Kaydet
Registration: N9912H
Engine: Jacobs R-755B2
Horsepower: 275 HP
Cruise Speed: 96 mph (154 km/h, 83 kn)
No. crew/passengers: 1 pilot / 1 passenger

Restoration 100%