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Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

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Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

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The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is an American propeller-driven, single-engined, military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza

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The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is an American propeller-driven, single-engined, military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza. The earlier versions of the T-34, dating from around the late 1940s to the 1950s, were piston-engined. These were eventually succeeded by the upgraded T-34C Turbo-Mentor, powered by a turboprop engine. The T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed.

Operational History

The T-34 was the brainchild of Walter Beech, who developed it as the Beechcraft Model 45 private venture at a time when there was no defense budget for a new trainer model. Beech hoped to sell it as an economical alternative to the North American T-6/SNJ Texan, then in use by all services of the U.S. military.

 
Three initial design concepts were developed for the Model 45, including one with the Bonanza’s signature V-tail, but the final design that emerged in 1948 incorporated conventional tail control surfaces for the benefit of the more conservative military[1] (featuring a relatively large unswept vertical fin that would find its way onto the Travel Air twin-engine civil aircraft almost ten years later)
RoleTrainer aircraft
National originUnited States
ManufacturerBeechcraft
First flight2 December 1948
Introduction1953
Primary usersUnited States Air Force
United States Navy
Japan Air Self Defense Force
Philippine Air Force
Produced1953–1959
1975–1990
Number built2,300+
Developed fromBeechcraft Bonanza
Developed intoFuji KM-2

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 28 ft 8 12 in (8.750 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 3 78 in (10.157 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)
  • Wing area: 179.6 sq ft (16.69 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,960 lb (1,343 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,300 lb (1,950 kg) (T-34C-1 weapons trainer 5,500 lb (2,500 kg))
  • Fuel capacity: 130 US gal (110 imp gal; 490 L)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25 turboprop, 550 shp (410 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Hartzell constant-speed

Performance

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 214 kn (246 mph, 396 km/h) at 17,000 ft (5,200 m) (max cruise)
  • Stall speed: 53 kn (61 mph, 98 km/h) (flaps down, power off)
  • Never exceed speed: 280 kn (320 mph, 520 km/h)
  • Range: 708 nmi (815 mi, 1,311 km) at 180 kn (210 mph; 330 km/h) and 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
  • Service ceiling: 30,000 ft (9,100 m)
  • g limits: +6, -3
  • Rate of climb: 1,480 ft/min (7.5 m/s)

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