North American BT-14A Yale

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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