Aircraft Research BT-11

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XBT-11
Role Trainer aircraft
Manufacturer Aircraft Research Corp
Status Cancelled
Primary user United States Army Air Corps
Number built 0

The Aircraft Research XBT-11 was to have been a basic trainer constructed by the Aircraft Research Corporation (formerly the Vidal Research Corporation) of Bendix, New Jersey, by molding "Weldwood", a "plastic" plywood composite material made of heat and pressure-processed phenol phenol-formaldehyde resins and wood similar to the Duramold process. The Duramold and Haskelite processes were first developed in 1937, followed by Eugene L. Vidal's Weldwood in 1938.[1] A production contract, proposed in 1940, was cancelled before any were built.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [3]

General characteristics

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 169 mph (272 km/h; 147 kn)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Ballard (April 1942). "Plastic Airplanes". The Ohio State Engineer: 24. 
  2. ^ Fahey, James C. US Army Aircraft 1908-1946, 1946. Ships and Aircraft. New York.
  3. ^ "U.S. Army and Air Force Trainers 1925-Present". Designation-Systems.net. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 

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