"U.S. Army Air Corps in Training" by Bob Leone

In 1941 the Ryan Aeronautical Company Sport Trainer ST-S, was a substantially redesigned of the previous model ST-M. This was partly brought about by the unreliability of the Menasco engines fitted to STs to that point. The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) had purchased several dozen ST-M variants under various designations and had Ryan Aeronautical re-engine most with Kinner R-440 radial engines. The USAAC found the modification to be beneficial and asked Ryan Aeronautical to design a variant with this engine as standard, and with airframe modifications considered desirable from in-service experience. The ST-3 that resulted featured a longer and more circular wider fuselage, this being suggested by the circular radial engine. Other changes included a revised rudder, balanced ailerons and elevators, and strengthened main landing gear with the legs spaced further apart. The streamlining spats covering the main wheels, found on ST series aircraft to that point, were deleted as well. This aircraft was designated the PT-20A. It served as the primary pilot trainer for the USAAC and the United States Navy (USN).

Original artwork at:
The Wings of History Air Museum
12777 Murphy Ave.
San Martin, CA 95046

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