Meyers OTW

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Meyers OTW
Meyers OTW (N26489).jpg
Meyers OTW
Role Training biplane
Manufacturer Meyers Aircraft Company
Designer Allen Meyers
First flight 1936
Produced 1936-1944
Number built 104

The Meyers OTW (Out To Win) was a 1930s United States training biplane designed by Allen Meyers and built by his Meyers Aircraft Company from 1936 to 1944.


In anticipation for a demand for training aircraft caused by the introduction of a civil war training scheme (in which civil flying schools would provide primary training for the military), Allen Meyers designed the OTW and formed the Meyers Aircraft Company to build it. The OTW was a conventional biplane with tandem seating for two in open cockpits and a fixed tailwheel landing gear. The prototype was powered by a 125 hp (93 kW) Warner Scarab engine and it first flew on 10 May 1936. The aircraft was produced in two main variants; the OTW-145 powered by a 145 hp (108 kW) Warner Super Scarab, and the OTW-160 powered by a 160 hp (119 kW) Kinner R-5 engine.


Production variant with 125hp (93kW) Warner Scarab engine.
Production variant with 145hp (108kW) Warner Super Scarab engine.
Final production variant with 160hp (119kW) Kinner R-5 engine.
One aircraft was re-engined with a 120hp (89kW) Ken-Royce 7G engine.

Aircraft on Display[edit]

A Meyers OTW on display in the EAA AirVenture Museum

Specifications (OTW-160)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 22 ft 6 in ( m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Kinner R-5, 160 hp (119 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 120 mph ( km/h)
  • Range: 275 miles ( km)

See also[edit]

Related development


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2476–7. 

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