Boeing (Stearman) N2S-3 “Kaydet” (1946)

Boeing (Stearman) N2S-3 “Kaydet” The Boeing (Stearman) Model 75 was a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which 9.700 plus were built during the 1930s and 1940s.Stearman became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. It continued to be widely known as the “Stearman.”  It served as a basic trainer for the USN designated as a N2S, It was known colloquially as the “yellow Peril due to its predominately yellow paint scheme. During WWII, when required, N2S aircraft were "borrowed" from the nearest NAS for brief period - a week to as long as 90 days and used in the CG pre-flight introduction and evaluation of individuals desiring to become Coast Guard aviators and Naval Aviation Pilots. (APs). When a Coast Guard aviation facility was co-based with an active NAS, the desired aircraft were provided the same way - drawn from what was termed "pool aircraft". These machines remained property of the USN Pool they came from. and were returned When their service was no longer required they [...]