BT-13A Valiant

BT-13A Valiant (HM7RH)

Location: San Angelo, TX 76908 Tom Green County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 25.868', W 100° 24.802'

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Dedicated 15 February 1994

Span: 42 Feet · Speed: 140 MPH
Length: 29 Feet · Ceiling: 16,500 Feet
Cost: $20,000 · Engine: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-985

Manufactured by Vultee, the BT-13 Valiant almost completely dominated the AAF Basic Pilot Training program during WWII. Called the "Vibrator" by the pilots who flew it, the Valiant arrived at Goodfellow in August 1941 and continued as the chief basic trainer at the post until replaced in that role by the AT-6 Texan in late 1944.

Goodfellow's Valiant (S/N 42-04130) bears the paint scheme and markings typical of the BT-13's that one filled the skies over Goodfellow. However, its tail number has been altered to represent an aircraft from Goodfellow's 49th School Squadron. This was the training squadron commanded by Lt Col Leon R. Vance, a Medal of Honor recipient. Displaying this aircraft, the base honors not only Goodfellow's cadre of instructor pilots but the 8,800 pilots who trained in the Valiant at Goodfellow.

This aircraft is on loan from the US Air Force Museum system.
HM NumberHM7RH
Year Placed1994
Placed ByUnited States Air Force
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 365676 N 3478247
Decimal Degrees31.43113333, -100.41336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.868', W 100° 24.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 52.08" N, 100° 24' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 510 Scherz, San Angelo TX 76908, US
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