Vultee BT-13 / BT-15 Valiant

Trainer

Vultee BT-13A Valiant US Army Air Force (USAAF) 41-21487 65 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Vultee BT-13 Valiant is a single-engine two-seat trainer aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Vultee Aircraft, Inc., later Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation ? Convair. The Vultee Valiant was the basic trainer aircraft for the second phase of pilot training for the US Army Air Corps, later the US Army Air Forces. The BT-15 is a Wright engine powered variant. The designation in US Navy service was SNV (SNV-1 for BT-13A and SNV-2 for BT-13B). Company designation was Vultee V-74.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior
Engine Power336 kW450 hp
Speed291 km/h157 kts
  181 mph
Service Ceiling6.584 m21.600 ft
Range1.167 km630 NM
725 mi.
Empty Weight1.351 kg2.978 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.039 kg4.495 lbs
Wing Span12,80 m41 ft 12 in
Wing Area22,2 m239 ft
Length8,79 m28 ft 10 in
Height3,51 m11 ft 6 in
First Flight03/1939
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1940-1944
Total Production11537
ICAO CodeVALI
Data for (Version)Vultee BT-13A Valiant
VariantsVultee BT-13A, BT-13B, BT-17, SNV-1, SNV-2

[Photo-ID: 11352] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Vultee BT-13A Valiant, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 41-21487, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Vultee
BT-13A Valiant
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 41-21487
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11353] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Vultee BT-13A Valiant, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 41-21487, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Vultee
BT-13A Valiant
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 41-21487
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11213] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Vultee BT-13A Valiant, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-42353, c/n 74-9103, Karsten Palt, 2015Vultee
BT-13A Valiant
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-42353
c/n: 74-9103
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13271] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Vultee BT-13A Valiant, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-89678, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Vultee
BT-13A Valiant
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-89678
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6261] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Vultee BT-13B Valiant, , N4425V, c/n 79-326, Karsten Palt, 2012Vultee
BT-13B Valiant
Reg.: N4425V
c/n: 79-326
 
ex USAAF 42-89607
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6262] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Vultee BT-13B Valiant, , N4425V, c/n 79-326, Karsten Palt, 2012Vultee
BT-13B Valiant
Reg.: N4425V
c/n: 79-326
 
ex USAAF 42-89607
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10119] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Vultee BT-13B Valiant, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-1639, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Vultee
BT-13B Valiant
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-1639
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 5517] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Vultee BT-13B Valiant, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-90629, c/n 79-1706, Karsten Palt, 2012Vultee
BT-13B Valiant
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-90629
c/n: 79-1706
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]