Beechcraft model 17 Staggerwing; Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan;
Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer Beechcraft Model 18 Twinbeech;
Beechcraft C45 Expidator; Beechcraft T-34 Mentor & T-34C Turbine Mentor ;
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, Beechcraft U-8A Seminole
Beechcraft Models 55, 56, and 58 Baron ; Beechcraft Model 2000 Starship
Beechcraft C-12 Huron/RC-12 Guardrail/CT-145 Super King Air Super King Air for US and Canadian militaries.
Beechcraft T-1A Jayhawk Military version of (Beechcraft Model 400) ; Beechcraft model 1900
Beechcraft T-6 Texan II/CT-156 Harvard II redesigned Pilatus PC-9 turboprop two-seat trainer for JPATS competition.
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.
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.
|National origin||United States|
|First flight||2 December 1948|
|Primary users||United States Air Force|
United States Navy
Japan Air Self Defense Force
Philippine Air Force
|Developed from||Beechcraft Bonanza|
|Developed into||Fuji KM-2|
The company was established on 10 December 1939 by the armament company Oerlikon-Bührle, and construction of a new production building started in March 1940. The company was formed to do maintenance and repairs for the Swiss Air Force, the first work of the new company was assembly of EKW C-35 reconnaissance biplanes from spare parts, and overhaul work on other types