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]


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See also


  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. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)