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Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Vultee BT-13 Valiant "Vibrator"
First Flight: February 1940
First Use: 1940
Total Built: 11,537
Manufacturer: Vultee Aircraft
Wingspan: 42 feet 2 inch
Length: 28 feet 10 inch
Height: 12 feet 4 inch
Engines: One Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN1 450hp radial
Max. Speed: 155 MPH
Service Ceiling: 21,000 feet
Max. Range: Limited
Armament: none
Crew: 2
Versions: BT-13, BT-15, SVN
The BT-13 was the primary World War II trainer for cadets being exposed to variable pitch propellers, radio procedures and landing flaps. The canopy had a tendency to rattle, earning the aircraft the unofficial nickname "Vibrator". The only difference between the A and B model is that the B has a 24 volt electrical system.

The BT-13A at the March museum is serial number 41-1306.
This aritifact is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program.