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28)VULTEE BT 15


Brazilian Air Force FAB operated 122 units of the versatile Vultee BT-15 between 1942 to 1956.


Brazilian designation: BT-15, T-15. Dubbed by Brazilian aviators as VULTEEZINHO or Little Vultee.


GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS


Monoplane, Low Wing, Two seats in tandem.


Engine: Wright or Brazilian manufactured under license  F.N.M. R-975-11 de 450 hp, radial, 9 cylinders.    


Span: 12,80 m. Length: 8,78 m. Height: 3,50 m. Wing area: 22,20 sq mt. 


Empty Weight: 1.530,9 kg. Maximum Weight: 2.039,4 kg. 


Rate of Climb: 337 m/min. Ceiling: 6.598 m. 


Range: 1.165 km.   


Weapons. None.   


In Brazilian Air Force they were designated by tail #: 01 to 122, later  BT-15 1048 to 1166 and  1373 to 1375.



A group of BT 15 Vultee seen parked at Afonsos Airfield Rio de Janeiro Photo http://castropr.blogspot.com/



One Vultee Bt 15 seen at Curitiba Bacacheri Airbase.https://acperalta.blogspot.com/2010/10/velha-base-aerea-do-bacacheri.html



Detail of two BT 15 at Campo dos Afonsos Airfield Rio de janeiro.



The photo shows a formation of BT-15 produced in Brazil at Lagoa Santa by Fabrica Nacional de Motores FNM. Photo. https://castropr.blogspot.com


 

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