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Vultee BT-13 / BT-15 / SNV

Little information exists on the history of this Vultee BT-13. The aircraft was used in parades by the ROTC at the University of North Texas in Denton. The aircraft is on loan from the City of Fort Worth via the Historic Aviation Preservation Project (HAPP). The aircraft appears to be Vultee c/n 8408. It may actually be an SNV which was a Navy version of the BT-13/BT-15 trainer from World War Two. This is the oldest aircraft in the collection. Locally, BTs were seen all around North Texas during World War Two as a pilot training aircraft. They represented the intermediate or basic trainer for pilots. Research continues.