Aircraft Research BT-11

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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 from Weldwood, a "plastic" material made of resin and wood similar to the Duramold process. The Duramold and Haskelite processes were first developed in 1937, followed by Gene Vidal's Weldwood.[1] A production contract, proposed in 1940, was cancelled before any were built.[2]


Data from [3]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
  • Wingspan: 42 ft (13 m)
  • Gross weight: 4,431 lb (2,010 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-985-25 radial engine, 450 hp (340 kW)


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

See also

  • Timm PT-160 A wood composite trainer.


  1. Richard Ballard (April 1942). "Plastic Airplanes". p. 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". Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
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