North American BT-14

  Manufacturer:North American

  Base model:BT-14
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1930-1947
  Basic role:Basic Trainer

  Length: 28' 8" 8.7 m
  Height:11' 6" 3.5 m
  Wingspan: 40' 10" 12.4 m
  Gross Weight: 4,500 lb 2,040 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-985-25
  Horsepower (each): 450

  Range: 765 miles 1,231 km
  Cruise Speed: 147 mph 236 km/h 127 kt
  Max Speed: 180 mph 289 km/h 156 kt
  Ceiling: 21,650 ft 6,598 m

Known serial numbers
38-224 / 38-257, 40-1110 / 40-1360

Examples of this type may be found at
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

BT-14 on display

Pima Air & Space Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Mike F
 , ON
38-224/38-257 are BT-9C's and not BT-14s and should be included in that listing instead.
04/18/2014 @ 13:44 [ref: 68460]
 Mike F
 , ON
Unless the seats and the outer wings have also been changed, it is still a Yale - the BT-14 used the later T-6 style wings with the swept forward trailing edge while the Yale has a straight trailing edge. The seats for the Yale were unique amongst the North American trainers as they were intended to fit French seat parachute packs which were different from American and British packs. The mixture controls are also different, as are the instruments.
04/18/2014 @ 09:08 [ref: 68459]
 Scott Schwartz
 , CA
I am a freelance writer who is currently working on an article about the BT-14; I would be interested in talking to anyone who learned/instructed in this aircraft.

Thank you!
03/12/2008 @ 18:31 [ref: 19994]
 George Jenista
 Fort Worth-Alliance [KAFW], TX
The Fort Worth Alliance Airshow 2007 seeks an ecletic mix of historic/classic aircraft for static display. If interested, please email me at george.jenista@faa.gov and I'll send contact info for our Airshow focal. Thanks!!

~George Jenista
Alliance ATCT
07/26/2007 @ 20:39 [ref: 17297]
 Hugh Alexander III
 Richmond, TX
Looking for engine for BT-14 and or someone to rebuild our
P&W R-985. Still not sure about replacing with a Wright R-975. We are located in Wharton, Texas south and west of Houston. Any and all suggestions would be welcome!

At your wing,
05/30/2006 @ 08:08 [ref: 13410]
 Robert West
 Palmdale, CA
There is another BT-14 out here !! It started life as a NA-64, however the engine has been changed to a P&W R985-AN3 made by Jacobs under license. So for intents and purposes it's BT-14. It is on display at the Milestones of Flight Air Museum at KWJF
03/01/2006 @ 14:44 [ref: 12663]
10/11/2005 @ 08:58 [ref: 11450]
 Lee Lamar
 , KS
I enjoyed the web site, especially the information about the BT-14. I had the priviledge of being an Army Air Corps instructor in a basic flying school that used the BT-14. I am interested in obtaining a good picure of a BT-14 for use in a book I am writing on my World War II experiences. Any one know of one where I could get permission to use. Lee L.
09/13/2005 @ 00:21 [ref: 11215]
 Ft Myers, FL
I want to send a big thank you to Dan for all of his enthusiasm and help with this project. Without his input, this project would have been difficult !! Thanks Dan !

06/30/2005 @ 16:37 [ref: 10635]
 Hal Kading
 Las Cruces, NM
I have a Canadian Yale. All of the Yales (NA-64) had the Wright R-975, as did the BT-9. The BT-14 had the P&W R-985.
06/19/2005 @ 01:35 [ref: 10518]


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