FAIRCHILD PT-19 / PT-23 / PT-26 CORNELL

PT-19 / PT-23 / PT-26 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp., Aircraft Division,
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Model: M-62
Designations: PT-19; PT-23; PT-26; T-19
Name: Cornell
First official flight: (Model M-62) 1938
(PT-19) 1940
Factory production period: 1938 - 1944
Primary service period: 1940 - 1945
Last official flight: (T-19A) ?

PT-19 / PT-23 / PT-26 VARIANTS

1938 Model M-62 Model M-62 1  
1940 Model M-62A Model M-62A 115 Total: 0116
         
1940 Model M-62A PT-19 270  
1941 Model M-62A PT-19A 3703  
1943 Model M-62A PT-19B 917 Total: 4890
         
1940 Model M-62B Model M-62B 39  
1942 Model M-62C PT-23 777  
1942 Model M-62C PT-23A 256 Total: 1072
         
1942 Model M-62A-3 PT-26 670 Total: 0670

Grand Total: 6748

? Foreign built - Brazil:
Model M-62A-FG
Model M-62A-FG 233 Total: 0233
1942 Foreign built - Canada:
Model M-62
Cornell Mk. II 251  
? Model M-62C PT-23 93  
1943 Model M-62A-4 PT-26A 1307  
1944 Model M-62A-4 PT-26B 250 Total: 1901

Grand Total: 2134

GRAND TOTAL: 8882

PT-19 / PT-23 / PT-26 PRODUCTION

Civil Aircraft

Model M-62
Prototype single-engined, tandem
2-seater monoplane with enclosed
cockpit. Later modified with fuselage
changes and open cockpit, engine
upgrade.
Produced 1938

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland

NX18689 (civil reg.) ? 1 Total: 0001

Model M-62A
As Model M-62, production version.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland

civil reg. ? 115 Total: 0115

Military Aircraft

PT-19
As Model M-62A, primary trainer
for USAAF, engine upgrade.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland

40-2418 / 40-2687 ? 270 Total: 0270

PT-19A
As PT-19, engine upgrade, minor
changes. 6 later upgraded to
PT-19B standard.
Redesignated as T-19A in 1948.
Produced

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

41-040 / 41-139 ?    
41-14600 / 41-15172 ?    
41-20146 / 41-20590 ?    
41-25197 / 41-25201 ?    
42-2514 / 42-2961 ?    
42-14708 / 42-14712 ?    
42-33384 / 42-34418 ?    
42-34420 / 42-34513 ?    
42-83366 / 42-83662 ?    
43-33665 / 43-33844 ? 3182  

Aeronca Middletown, Ohio (AE)

42-47827 / 42-47834 ?    
42-47978 / 42-48051 ?    
42-65452 / 42-65551 ?    
43-31363 / 43-31657 ? 477  

St. Louis (Aircraft Corp.) St. Louis, Missouri (SL)

42-50027 / 42-50070 ? 44 Total: 3703

PT-19B
As PT-19A, instrument trainer version.
6 also upgraded from PT-19A.
Produced

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

42-34419 ?    
42-34514 / 42-34583 ?    
42-82663 / 42-83365 ? 774  

Aeronca Middletown, Ohio (AE)

42-47835 / 42-47977 ? 143 Total: 0917

Model M-62B
As Model 62A, 6 US civil and 33 military
versions for Chile, radial engine.
Produced 1940

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

? ? 39 Total: 0039

PT-23
As XPT-23, production version.
Produced
Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

42-2962, 42-2963 ? 2  

Aeronca Middletown, Ohio (AE)

42-47452 / 42-47826 ? 375  

Howard St. Charles, Illinois (HO)

42-49077 / 42-49276 ? 200  
1 (42-49261), crashed before delivery.

St. Louis (Aircraft Corp.) St. Louis, Missouri (SL)

42-49677 / 42-49876 ? 200 Total: 0777

PT-23A
As PT-23, instrument trainer version.
Produced

Howard St. Charles, Illinois (HO)

42-49277 / 42-49426 ? 150  

St. Louis (Aircraft Corp.) St. Louis, Missouri (SL)

42-49877 / 42-49982 ? 106 Total: 0256

PT-26
As PT-19A, version for RCAF
with enclosed cockpit. Some
retained by USAAF, some to
Norway and Rhodesia.
Produced 1942 - 1944

Fairchild Hagerstown, Maryland (FA)

42-14299 / 42-14498 T42-4000 / 4199    
42-15330 / 42-15529 T42-4200 / 4399    
44-19288 / 44-19557 T43-4400 / 4669 670 Total: 0670
All delivered as Cornell Mk. I to RCAF:
(RAF) FH651 / FH999
(RAF) FJ650 / FJ700
(RAF) EW341 / EW610

 

Grand Total: 6748

Foreign built - Brazil:
Model M-62A-FG
As PT-19A, civil and military
version for Brazil.
Produced

Fabrica do Galeao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

? ? 233 Total: 0233

Foreign built - Canada:
Cornell Mk. II
As Fairchild built PT-26.
Produced 1942 - 1944

Fleet Aircraft Ltd., Fort Erie,
Ontario, Canada (FE)

(RCAF) 10500 / 10750 mixed FC1 to FC251 251 Total: 0251

PT-23
As Fairchild built PT-23.
Produced

Fleet Aircraft Ltd., Fort Erie,
Ontario, Canada (FE)

42-70864 / 42-70956 ? 93 Total: 0093

PT-26A
As PT-26, engine upgrade.
Some retained by USAAF,
some to Norway.
Produced 1943 - 1944

Fleet Aircraft Ltd., Fort Erie,
Ontario, Canada (FE)

42-65585 / 42-66001 ?    
42-70957 / 42-71346 ? 807  
All delivered as Cornell Mk. II to RCAF:
(RAF) FV100 / FV516
- Assigned RCAF s/n: 15001 / 15417.
(RAF) FT542 / FT831
- Assigned RCAF s/n: mixed 14361 to 14670.
(RAF) FW881 / FW980
- Assigned RCAF s/n: 16601 / 16700.
Deliveries without previous USAAF s/n:
(RAF) FV517 / FV899 ?    
(RAF) FW981 / FW999 ?    
(RAF) FX100 / FX197 ? 500 Total: 1307

PT-26B
As PT-26A, minor changes.
Some retained by USAAF,
some to Norway.
Produced 1944

Fleet Aircraft Ltd., Fort Erie,
Ontario, Canada (FE)

43-36248 / 43-36497 ? 250 Total: 0250
All delivered as Cornell Mk. II to RCAF:
(RAF) FZ198 / FZ427
- First 157 with RCAF s/n: 10751 / 10907.
(RAF) FZ699 / FZ718

 

Grand Total: 2134

PT-19 / PT-23 / PT-26 CONVERSIONS

USAAF

XPT-23

1

Model M-62C
PT-19A(42-15172), 1942, prototype with radial engine upgrade.

Foreign Conversion

Cornell Mk. III

1

Cornell Mk. II, RCAF prototype with radial engine upgrade.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Many Cornell trainers in military service during and post World War II with
   Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, Ecuador,
   Mexico, Norway, Paraguay, The Philippines and South Africa.
 - Many sold on the civil market as private aircraft and Warbirds etc.

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