1944 BT-13B For Sale
A BT-13 is a WWII two place tandem basic trainer the same size as and easily confused with a SNJ or AT-6. The principle differences are the BT-13 has fixed versus retractable gear and a little smaller engine R985 / Wasp Jr.(450Hp) versus a R1340 (600HP) .
This plane was flown regularly until it was taken down for an annual in 2003. Various parts were overhauled but the mechanic owner had other projects going on at the time and the annual was never completed. Subsequently health issues came along and his medical was lost. The plane has always been hangared. It looks great but needs some work and a good home. Asking $70,000. Email if interested.
(24Volt electrical), metal wings, constant speed prop, Complete but
reassembly before flyable. ~ 1770hrs TTAF, ~860hrs SMOH (Pickett 1977)
R985-14B. ~200 hrs since 2D30 propeller overhaul (1997).
Tailwheel shimmy should be non existent as all spline parts replaced with serviceable ones.
Plane comes with a small John Deere hydrostatic transmission tractor and tow bars as well as a tail wheel pull system, a P&W engine toolset , also maintenance and parts manuals for airframe ,engine and propeller. Various other supplies (eg. dzus fasteners), parts (eg. a second tail strut) and tools (eg. an engine crankshaft lift lug) .