North American BT-9 / BT-14 / NA-64

Trainer

North American NA-64 Yale RCAF 3417 National Museum of the US Air Force © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The North American BT-9 / BT-14 / NA-64 is a familiy of single-engine two-seat trainer aircraft with fixed landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer North American Aviation. The US Navy Designation is NJ-1. The manufacturer's model designation is NA-19.
The BT-14 and NA-64 Yale differ from the basic BT-9 by having a longer all metal fuselage instead of the fabric covered fuselage together with some aerodymic improvements. BT-9 and NA-64 Yale are powered by a Wright R-975 engine. BT-14 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-985 engine. The German Luftwaffe operated a larger number of NA-57 (similar to NA-64 Yale) captured in France during WWII. The BT-9 (NA-16-4M) was also license built in Sweden by ASJA as Sk 14. Further development led to the North American AT-6 Texan.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright R-975-53 Whirlwind
Engine Power298 kW400 hp
max. Cruise Speed235 km/h127 kts
  146 mph
Speed272 km/h147 kts
  169 mph
Service Ceiling6.020 m19.750 ft
Range1.411 km762 NM
877 mi.
Empty Weight1.396 kg3.078 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.030 kg4.475 lbs
Wing Span12,81 m42 ft 0 in
Wing Area23,6 m254 ft
Length8,53 m27 ft 12 in
Height5,94 m19 ft 6 in
First Flight15.04.1936
Production Statusout of production
Total Production> 950
Developed fromNorth American NA-16
Data for (Version)North American BT-9
VariantsBT-9, BT-14, NA-64, NJ-1, NA-19, NA-57

[Photo-ID: 11146] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
North American BT-14A Yale, Royal Canadian Air Force, 3397, c/n 64-2150, Karsten Palt, 2015North American
BT-14A Yale
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 3397
c/n: 64-2150
 
ex N47350
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 7570] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
North American NA-64 Yale, , CF-CWZ, c/n 64-2206, Karsten Palt, 2013North American
NA-64 Yale
Reg.: CF-CWZ
c/n: 64-2206
 
ex RCAF 3350 and marked as such, flyable
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7571] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
North American NA-64 Yale, , N129DB, c/n 64-2149, Karsten Palt, 2013North American
NA-64 Yale
Reg.: N129DB
c/n: 64-2149
 
ex RCAF 3400 and marked as such, flyable, ex N129DB
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7572] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
North American NA-64 Yale, Royal Canadian Air Force, 3411, c/n 64-2167, Karsten Palt, 2013North American
NA-64 Yale
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 3411
c/n: 64-2167
 
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 5459] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
North American NA-64 Yale, Royal Canadian Air Force, 3417, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012North American
NA-64 Yale
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 3417
 
displayed as USAAF 38-0224 737, ex N4737G
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]