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1944 Meyers OTW-145 - N34357

Location: Pioneer Airport

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The Meyers OTW (Out To Win) was designed to compete for lucrative military trainer contracts. Its all-metal fuselage was unique for a trainer. The design did win a contract, but only 101 OTW-145s were ordered and built between 1939 and 1944.

The metal skin was harder to maintain and the larger contracts went to more conventional trainer designs. This is the last OTW built, number 102. It was assembled from spare parts and completed May 10, 1944 to serve as company founder Allen Meyers’ personal aircraft.

Donated from the estate of Allen H. Meyers, Tecumseh, Michigan.


22 ft. 8 in.


8 ft. 6 in.

Empty Weight

1,300 lbs.

Gross Weight

1,860 lbs.

Oil Capacity

1 gal.

Fuel Capacity

26 gal.


30 ft. 0 in.

Total Wing Area

262 sq. ft.

Cruising Range

400 miles

Cruising Speed

105 mph

Maximum Speed

120 mph

Service Ceiling

17,500 ft.

Serial Number



145 hp., Warner Super Scarab 50A, 499 cubic inch, 7-cylinder radial

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