BT-13 Valiant Vibrator Military Aircraft Model
BT-13 Valiant Vibrator Military Aircraft Model Excellent Craftsmanship!
Our master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.
Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.
Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.
- 1/30 scale model
- Wing Span: 16.75 inches
- Length: 11.5 inches
- Makes a GREAT gift!
- Many different models to choose from
- Hand made from fine Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite
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The collectable model BT-13 Valiant "Vibrator represents one of the Army Air Forces training aircraft of World War II, a “step-up” trainer from primary flight training. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail, this 1/30 scale model BT-13 Valiant "Vibrator makes a great gift for any aviation enthusiast or history buff.
The BT-13 Valiant required more of its student pilots – they had to operate its two-position prop; use two-way radio communications and operate its flaps. It was also faster and more powerful than the PT-19 or other primary trainers.
The BT-13 first flew in March 1939, with service deliveries beginning in 1940. More than 7,000 were built. In service, the aircraft was dubbed the “Vultee Vibrator” because it shook violently as it approached a stall. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial, the Valiant was capable of 180 mph, with a range of 725 miles.
The BT-13 also served as a Navy trainer, the SNV.