WWII Era Plane Comes Straight At The Cameraman- Might Make You Flinch!
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Great Low Pass From This Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Although not a combat aircraft, the Vultee BT 13 was from the WWII era and was primarily a trainer. It was actually used during the 2nd phase of training, where pilots had to use 2-way communication and also learn how to master the landing flaps. The one thing to note is that the landing gear DID NOT retract nor even contain a hydraulic system. We’re talking about a good old fashioned crank and cable system. It would vibrate so much and be so rugged, that student pilots would name it the “Vibrator”.
We get some awesome footage of this Vultee showing off, and even a very low-pass over the camera. It’s kind of hard to not flinch! He’s coming right at you around the 2:20 mark.
Listen to that Pratt & Whitney engine make some big noise as it passes by. Also note though, that many were equipped with a Wright platform due to the high demand. Those were known at the BT-15.