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PT-1 Trainer
Role Monoplane trainer
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft
First flight 1942
Number built 1

The Piper PT-1 was a 1940s American two-seat primary training monoplane designed and built by Piper Aircraft at Lock Haven. A low-wing tandem two-seat monoplane, the PT-1 was the first Piper aircraft to have a low-wing. It had a fabric covering over an all metal fuselage frame and wooden spar wings and tail unit. The PT-1 had a retractable tailwheel landing gear and was powered by a 130hp Franklin 6AC-2980D engine. No further aircraft were built. A four-seat development was designed as the PWA-6 which did not go into production either.

Specifications (PT-1)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 22 ft 10 in ( m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 2½ in ( m)
  • Empty weight: 1325 lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Franklin 6AC-298-D, 130 hp ( kW)


  • Maximum speed: 150 mph ( km/h)
  • Range: 700 miles ( km)
  • Service ceiling: 12,400 ft ( m)


  • Roger W. Peperell and Colin M.Smith, Piper Aircraft and their forerunners, 1987, Air-Britain (Historians), ISBN 0 85130 149 5, Page 47 and 50.


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