Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator, 1/16 Scale

No amount of classroom work or simulator practice could prepare navigator cadets for the difficulties of performing in real airplanes. The Army Air Forces procured hundreds of aircraft designed for navigation training, mostly AT-7s.
Cadets often trained for up to 100 hours in AT-7s. They found that navigating while maneuvering was difficult.

Caption:
These aircraft served as flying classrooms for training U.S. Army Air Forces navigators in World War II.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
NASM2012-02174
 
These aircraft served as flying classrooms for training U.S. Army Air Forces navigators in World War II.