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This basic trainer was built by Vultee in Downey, California for the US Army Air Force as the BT-13 and the US Navy as the SNV-1. Construction is all metal with the exception of the fabric covered control surfaces.
Know as Vultee Aircraft Company from 1932 through 1947, it disappeared into Consolidated-Vultee, later Convair and finally General Dynamics. The BT-13 was affectionately nicknamed the “Vultee Vibrator.”
The BT-13 was used here at Chino Airport, then known as Cal Aero Field, during WWII cadet training. Students were taught instrument, formation, cross-country, night, radio and aerobatic flight. The BT outnumbered all other basic trainers produced in the US during WWII.
Yanks purchased this BT-13 in 1985 and restored it to original condition.