BT-13 Valiant "Vibrator" 1/30 Scale Mahogany Model

$ 127.50 $ 179.95

Introducing the prebuilt BT-13 mahogany model. This 1/30 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 16.75 inches and a length of 11.15 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.

About this Model:

Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme.  The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.  

History of the BT-13:

The collectible 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.

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