YALE
YALE

Manufacturer

NORTH AMERICAN

Markings:

Royal Canadian Air Force, 1943

Designation:

BT-14A

Registration:

N47350

Serial Number:

3397

NORTH AMERICAN BT-14A YALE

The Yale is a member of the same family of trainer aircraft as the T-6 Texan and it bears a very close resemblance to the Texan. The most obvious difference is the fixed landing gear on the Yale compared to the retractable gear on the Texan. The 119 Yale aircraft used by the Royal Canadian Air Force were the export version of the U.S. Army Air Corps' BT-14 and had originally been intended for France, but were diverted to Canada after France fell to Germany in 1940. The Yale served in Canada until late 1946 when they were all retired.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 40 ft 10 in
  • Length: 28 ft 8 in
  • Height: 11 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 4,500 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 175 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 19,000 ft
  • Range: 750 miles
  • Engines: 1 Wright R-975-E3 radial with 440 hp
  • Crew: 2