Aircraft Photo of 42-90629 | Vultee BT-13B Valiant | USA - Air Force | #104313
Registration / Serial:42-90629
Other Marks:33/67ED
Aircraft Original Type:Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Aircraft Generic Type:Vultee BT-13/BT-15/SNV Valiant
Aircraft Version:Vultee BT-13B Valiant
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the United States Air Force
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 104313
Photo Comment

The Valiant was the basic trainer most widely used by the USAAF during WWII, representing the 2nd of the 3 stages of pilot training; primary, basic and advanced. Compared with the primary trainers in use at the time, it was considerably more complex with a more powerful engine, so faster and heavier. In addition, it required the student pilot to use two-way radio comms and to operate landing flaps and a two-position variable pitch propeller. This example is on display at the National Museum of the USAF.

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