This BT-13 Valiant WWII era airplane is a replica wood scale model of the original aircraft manufactured by Vultee. The BT-13 was a basic trainer originally produced for the USAAC and the USAAF. The aircraft was used in the 2nd phase of the 3-phase flight training program with the PT-17 aircraft being used in phase 1. While the BT-13 was faster and heavier than the PT-17, it still had no retractable gear or hydraulics. This lead pilots to name the airplane the Vultee Vibrator. Ultimately 9,525 aircraft were built, and you can view an original BT-13 Valiant at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base.
The BT-13 Valiant model aircraft is an authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft that has been faithfully reproduced with kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. Each model is meticulously carved, hand sanded and painted following exact blueprint details of the original aircraft. The result is a handsome, wood airplane sculpture to be admired and enjoyed. It also arrives with an attractive wood base for display.