REVISED: 1/15/09
Beech, Beechcraft
1925: Travel Air Corp formed by Walter H Beech, Clyde Cessna, and Lloyd Stearman. Apr 1932: Beech Aircraft Co, Wichita KS. 1936: Beech Aircraft Corp. Olive Ann Beech as president after the death of Walter Beech on 11/29/50. 1979: Acquired by Raytheon Corp as RaytheonBeech Aircraft Co. 1993: Raytheon Aircraft Co. 1998: Raytheon Aerospace. 3/26/07: Hawker Beechcraft Corp.
Factory, mid'30s (Dan Shumaker coll)
NOTE: Beech dash suffixes signified general engine groups: A = Wright R760E2; B = Jacobs L5; C = Continental R9A; D = Jacobs L6; E = Wright R760E1; F = Wright R1820; L = Jacobs L4; R = Wright R975E3; S = P&W R985; W = P&W R985SCG.
Staggerwing with OX5?
SIDEVIEW COMPARISONS
17  45pCB. Start of the distinctive "Staggerwing" production that would continue until 1949. Why the "17" designation? Since "16" was the design number of the last Travel Air, Walter Beech thought it logical to continue this sequence in his new endeavors. POP total all 17s: 781, including 105 to USAF and 320 to USN, excluding 20 built in Japan as C17E. SEE Staggerwings in the USAAF.
Beech 17R Assembly line (USAF Museum)
Beech 17R [NC499N] (Beech)
17R (aka 17A) 1932 (ATC 496) = 420hp Wright R760; span: 34'4" length: 24'2" load: 1800# v: 201/180/60 range: 960. Ted Wells, Walter Beech; ff: 11/4/32 (p: W H "Pete" Hill). $19,000; POP: 2 prototypes [NC58Y, NC499N]; the former was returned to Beech Co as a trade in mid1935 and reportedly dismantled, the latter was destroyed in a crash on 12/10/36.
Beech A17F [NC12583] (Dan Shumaker coll)
A17F, A17J 1934 (ATC 548) = 4pCB; 650hp Wright R1820F11 Cyclone; span: 34'6" length: 24'2" load: 1915# v: 240/212/65 range: 780 ceiling: 18,500'. $24,500; POP: 1, purchased by Howard Hughes for 193738 Bendix races [NX/NC/NR12583] (p: Bob Perlick)—it did not compete and soon disappeared into his collection, but persistent rumors have it as still stored somewhere.
Beech A17FS [NS68] (Dan Shumaker coll)
A17FS 1935 (ATC 577) = Same as A17F with 710hp supercharged Wright SR1820F3; length: 24'3" v: 235/215/65 range: 750 ceiling: 20,000'. $30,000; POP: 1 for planned competition, registered by Beech as [NR12569], but relicensed when transferred to the Bureau of Commerce [NS68]. Dismantled c.1937.
A17J SEE C17E.
B17B, SB17B 1934 (ATC 560) = 45pCB rg; 285hp Jacobs R8301 (L5); span: 32'0" length: 24'6" load: 1300# v: 185/173/45 range: 500 ceiling: 18,000'. $9,000; POP: 2 [NC14408, CZ116], the latter converted to B17L. First of the foldinggear Staggerwings. SB17B was the twinfloat designation.
B17E 1935 (ATC 566) = 45pCB rg; 285hp Wright R760E1; span: 32'0" length: 24'5" load: 1263# v: 185/165/50 range: 680 ceiling: 18,000'. $12,980; POP: 4 [NC12593, NC14413, NC14458, NC15412], the second of which was converted to B17R.
Beech B17L [N12592] (Larry DiRicco)
Beech SB17L [NC15402]
B17L, SB17L 1934 (ATC 560) = Lowend version of B17 series with 225hp Jacobs L4; load: 1350# v: 166/152/45 range: 560 ceiling: 15,500'. $8,0008,550; POP: 45. SB17L was the first Staggerwing on floats.
Beech B17R [NC15815] (Dan Shumaker coll)
B17R 1935 (ATC 579) = Similar to B17E with 420hp Wright R975E3; load: 1362# v: 211/202/55 range: 760 ceiling: 22,000'. $14,500; POP: 16, of which 3 to USAAF as C43H; 1 converted from B17E [NC14413].
Beech C17B [NC47024] (Dan Shumaker coll)
Beech SC17B [NC17078] (Ralph Nortell)
C17B, SC17B 1936 (ATC 602) = 4pCB rg; 285hp Jacobs L5; span: 32'0" length: 24'5" v: 185/165/45 range: 480680. $9,250; POP: 39, including conversions to C17L, of which 10 to USAAF as UC43G. SC17B was twinfloat version, with 1 built as experimental amphibian [NC16440].
Beech C17E Japanese assembly (R M Bueschel via R T Smith)
C17E 1936 (ATC 615) = 4pCB rg; 285hp Wright R760E1; load: 1550# v: 185/165/48 range: 865. POP: 1 [NC15487], plus 2 exported to Japan [NC15836=JBAOI, x] in 1937, resulting in Japanese construction under license of 20 C17Es from 193840. Preliminary design work was done in Japan on a proposed gullwing biplane fighter as A17J, based on A17F, but nothing ever came of it.
Beech C17L [NC15846] (Dan Shumaker coll)
C17L 1936 (ATC 602) = 4pCB rg; 225hp Jacobs L4; load: 1340# v: 175/166/45 range: range: 560. $8,550; POP: 5, of which 3 to USAAF as UC43J, 1 converted to C17B [NC16441].
Beech C17R [N15835] (K O Eckland coll)
C17R, SC17R 1936 (ATC 604) = 4pCB rg; 420hp Wright R975E2; span: 32'0" length: 24'5" load: 1650# v: 211/185/59 800. $14,500; POP: 17, of which 1 to USN as JB1, and five to USAAF as UC43E. Winner of 1936 Bendix Trophy [NC15835] (p: Louise Thaden & Blanche Noyes). SC17R with Edo ponyoons.
Beech D17A [NC582] (K O Eckland)
D17A 1939 (ATC 713) = 4pCB rg; 350hp Wright R9753; span: 32'0" length: 26'11" load: 1733# v: 180/170/50 range: 850. First of the lengthened fuselage models (D17 through E17). $16,350; POP: 8, of which 1 to USAAF as UC43F.
D17R 1937 (ATC 638) = 4pCB rg; 420hp Wright; span: 32'0" length: 26'11" load: 1680# v: 211/202/60 range: 825. $18,870; POP: 28, of which 13 to USAAF as UC43A, plus 2 conversions from D17W [NC17081, NR18562].
Beech D17S Ross Hadley entertains crowd at Tex Rankin Air Show, Alameda 1939 [NC18776] (William T Larkins)
Beech SD17S [NC18562] (Gene Palmer coll)
D17S, SD17S 1937 (ATC 649) = 4pCB rg; 450hp P&W R985 Wasp; span: 32'0" length: 25'11" load: 1680# v: 212/202/55 range: 800. $18,870; POP: about 50, of which 13 to USAAF as UC43/UC43B, 11 to USN as GB1. SD17S was floatplane. The last D17S [NC34R] became prototype for G17S.
Beech D17W [NC18562] (Dan Shumaker coll)
D17W 1937 = Experimental with 525600hp supercharged P&W R985SCG Wasp. POP: 2; 1 for Jacqueline Cochran to set speed and altitude records in 193738 [NX/NR18562], and 1 for Frank Hawks [NC17081], later repowered with 420hp Wright R975. Both converted to D17R, with the former serving in USAAF as UC43K, and the latter in USN as GB1.
Beech E17L [N41663] (K O Eckland coll)
E17B, SE17B 1937 (ATC 641) = 45pCB rg; 285hp Jacobs L5; span: 32'0" length: 25'11" load: 1270# v: 188/177/50 range: 700. $10,490, $12,380 in 1939; POP: about 52, of which 31 to USAAF as UC43D.
E17L 1937 (ATC 641) = Similar to E17B but 225hp Jacobs L4; load: 1335# v: 175/166/50. POP: about 3 [CFBHA, NC17071, NC18785].
Beech F17D [NC50256] (Ralph Nankey via R T Smith)
F17D 1938 (ATC 689) = 45pCB rg; 330hp Jacobs L6; span: 32'0" length: 25'11" load: 1335# v: 185/182/50 range: 750. Upperwing ailerons, lowerwing flaps. $13,980; POP: about 60, of which 38 to USAAF as UC43C.
Beech G17 [NC21934] (Ed Coates coll)
Beech G17 instrument panel
G17S 1946 (ATC 779) = 4pCB rg; 450hp P&W R985AN4 Wasp; span: 32'0" length: 26'9" load: 1650# v: 212/202/60 range: 1300. $29,000; POP: 17 to 20. Postwar model, and last of the "Staggerwings," the final one built in 1949 [NC80321].
18  411pClwM rg; two 320hp Wright; span: 47'8" length: 31'11".
18A 1937 (ATC 630) = 8pClwM; load: 2400# v: 202/167/55 range: 800. Ted Wells, D E Burleigh; ff: 1/15/37. $37,500; POP: estimated 5; the first one to Ethyl Corp, and later converted to 18B [NC15810], the rest to Canada. Production of the 18 series continued until 1969.
18B 1937 (ATC 656) = 8p with 285hp Jacobs; load: 2580# v: 190/180/56 range: 900. $33,500; POP: 4 [NC15810, NC18567, NC18569, NC18583], with one converted from Ethyl Corp's 18A.
18D 1937 (ATC 684) = 811p with 200hp Jacobs; load: 2864# v: 205/195/59 range: 800. $37,000; POP: 7. A18D also amended under this ATC issued in 1940.
18R 1940 = Two 420hp Wright R975. POP: 6 delivered to the Nationalist Chinese government as M18R (aka AT18R) with bomb racks, machineguns and a bombardier position in the nose, 1 delivered to Sweden equipped as a flying hospital. Six M18R appeared on the US civil register [NX25474/25479], possibly the Chinese airplanes.
Beech 18S [NC19452] (John Myers)
18S 1939 (ATC 710) = 8p with 450hp P&W Wasp; length: 34'3" load: 2450# v: 240/220/60 range: 1000. POP: total 5,200. To AAC/AAF as AT7, AT11, C45, and F2; to USN as JRB1 and SNB1. In total, the Beech 18 line had 32 variants, and more than 9,000 civil and military planes had been built when the last one (a Super 18H) rolled off the assembly line on 11/26/69, accounting for the longest production run in aviation history!
A18D, SA18D 1938 (ATC 684) = 810p with 330hp Jacobs; length: 31'11" load: 2864# v: 205/195/59 range: 800. $37,000; POP: 66, including SA18D float version under an ATC amendment in 1940.
B18S 1942 = Upgrade interior and electric system. POP: 11 to USAAF as C45.
C18S Expediter 1944 (ATC 757) = 710p with 450hp P&W Wasp; span: 47'8" length: 34'6" load: 2900# v: 230/210/65 range: 1000. From $63,000. To USAAF as C45/AT7; to USN as JRB/SNB.
D18C Feeder Twin 1947 (ATC 770) = 9p with 525hp Continental; length: 34'2" load: 3450# v: 240/224/68 range: 900. Designed as a shortroute air carrier. $64,250; POP: 4.
D18CT Feeder Twin = Added equipment, and increased baggage area: $64,890; POP: 16.
Beech D18S [NC80048] (Pac Airmotive)
Beech D18S Rausch "headroom" conversion [N8186H]
D18S Executive 1946 (ATC 765) = 9p with 450hp P&W Wasp; length: 34'0" load: 2891# v: 230/200/78 range: 1200. From $63,550; POP: around 1,000 by 1953. USAF version was C45G.
Beech E18S (Eric Paslick)
E18S Executive Super Twin aka Super 18 1953 (ATC 765) = 9p with 450hp P&W R985 Wasp Jr; span: 49'8" length: 35'3" load: 3330# v: 234/215/70 range: 1500; ff: 12/10/53. $61,500; POP: 464. Replaced in 1962 by H18.
G18S 1959 = Improved E18S with twopiece windshield and a large center cabin window. POP: 156.
Beech H18 Panel
H18 1962 = 10p with two 450hp P&W R985 Wasp Jr. $179.500; POP: 149. The last of the "Twin 18s." Tricycle gear version by Pacific Airmotive Corp in 1963 as Tradewind; other conversions were Hamilton Westwind and Volpar Turboliner.
M18R SEE 18R.
19 Sport III 19?? (TC A1CE, A30CE) = 150hp Lycoming; load: 875# v: 140/131/55 range: 920 ceiling: 14,900'.
23 Musketeer, Sundowner, Sport, Super (TC A1CE)  4pClwM with fixed gear.
Beech Musketeer [N2301Z] (Beech)
23 Musketeer 1963 = 160hp Lycoming O320D2B; span: 32'9" length: 25'8" load: 1000# v: 144/135/62 range: 790 ceiling: 13,500'. $13,300 with nav/com; POP: 553.
A23 Musketeer II 1964 = 165hp Lycoming. $14,250. POP: 346.
A23A, B23 Custom III 1965 = 165hp Continental IO346. A 6p version with a 180hp Lycoming O360 was introduced in 1967. $14,950. POP: 384.
A2319, A19A Sport III, B19 Sport 150 1965 = 24p; 150hp Lycoming O320; load: 720# v: 127/125/x range: 645. $11,500. POP: 884.
A2324 Super III 1965 = 200hp Lycoming IO360A. $16,350. POP: 363.
Beech C23 [N23986]
C23 Sundowner 180 1970 = v: 138/136/x range: 585. POP: 1,107.
24 Super, Sierra (TC A1CE)  46pClwM rg; 200hp Lycoming IO360A; span: 32'9" length: 25'9" load: 1040# v: 161/141/63 range: 650 ceiling: 14,340.
A24R Super R 1970 = $24,950. POP: 149.
Beech B24R [N6992R] (Ed Coates)
B24R Sierra 200 1972 = $26,550 (1974). POP: 299.
Beech C24 Sierra (Beechcraft)
C24R Sierra 200 1977 = POP: 345.
33 Debonair, Bonanza 1959 (TC 3A15, 3A16)  4pClwM rg; singletail version of 35.
Beech 33 [N674V] (Ed Coates)
33 aka 3533 1959 = 225hp Continental IO470J; span: 32'10" length: 25'6" load: 1170# v: 195/185/60 range: 1170 ceiling: 19,800' POP: 233.
A33 Debonair aka 35A33 1961 = Minor improvements. POP: 154.
Beech B33 [N8936M] (William T Larkins)
B33 Debonair 1961 = New instrument panel; load: 1250# v: 195/185/60
range: 1135. POP: 426.
C33 Debonair 1965 = Dorsal fin, larger rear cabin window. POP:
304.
Beech C33A [N5460U] (Beech)
C33A Debonair 1966 = 285hp Continental IO520B; load: 1520# v: 208/200/x range: 1740. POP: 179.
D33 Debonair 1965 = Evaluated by USAF as a groundattack aircraft in PAVE COIN test program as YAU22A [N5847K=707859]. Improved test version was PD249.
E33 Bonanza 1968 = POP: 116.
Beech E33A [N20CA] (William T Larkins)
E33A Bonanza 1968 = 285 hp IO520B. POP: 85.
E33B 1968 = Planned aerobatic version; not built.
E33C Bonanza 1968 = 285hp IO520B aerobatic version. POP: 25.
F33 Bonanza 1970 = POP: 20.
Beech F33A [N222EN] (William T Larkins)
F33A Bonanza 1970 = 285hp IO520BA; span: 33'6" length: 26'8" load: 1330# v: 208/200/x range: 976. POP: 1,487 by 1994.
F33C Bonanza 19??. = 285hp IO520BB aerobatic version. POP: 127 by 1994.
Beech G33 [N1676W] (William T Larkins)
G33 Bonanza 1972 = 260hp Continental IO470N. POP: 50.
Beech 34 Twin Quad [NX90521] (Beech)
34 Twin Quad 1947 = 20pChwM; four 375hp Lycoming S580 in pairs geared to two props; span: 70'0" length: 53'0" v: 230/180/70 range: 1450. Motors were completely enclosed in the wings. Shortfield performance; slowturning, geared props; Vtail. POP: 1 [NX90521]; ff: 10/x/47, destroyed in a takeoff crash on 1/17/49.
Beech 35 Prototype (Beech)
Beech 35 [N2751V] (Beech)
35 Bonanza 1945 (A777, TC 3A15, 3A16, 5A4) = 4pClwM rg; 165hp Continental E185; span: 32'10" length: 25'2" load: 992# v: 184/160/55 range: 650; ff: 11/22/45 (p: Vern Carstens). Ralph Harmon, Alex Odesseff, et al. $7,345, $8,945 in 1948; POP: 2 Vtail 35 prototypes built, one with laminarflow wing, another with BeechNACA modification, which was selected for the series. Delivery of first production, as A35, in Feb 1947, led to total of about 1,500 by 1948.
Beech A35 [NC3100V] and [N788B] (Norman Larson Co)
A35 1947 = Improved 35 with heavier wing, steerable nose wheel; load: 1070# v: 184/170/57 range: 670. $10,000; POP: 701. Although the basic Vtail design remained pretty much constant, many improvements and modifications were made during the series run to warrant specific model designations. Letter series continued, with more than 10,000 built by the end of 1977. Evolved into A36 series in 1968.
Beech B35 (William T Larkins)
B35 1950 = Improved A35 with similar data. $12,400; POP: 480.
Beech C35 [N5942C] (Beech)
C35 1951 = Improved B35 with 205hp Continental E185; $12,990; POP: 719.
Beech D35 [N2960F] (William T Larkins)
D35 1953 = Improved D35; $18,990; POP: 298.
E35 1954 = POP: 301.
F35 1955 = $19,990; POP: 392.
G35 1956 = 225hp E225, $25,300; POP: 476.
Beech H35 [N5583D] (William T Larkins)
H35 1957 = Start of the secondgeneration Bonanzas. Evolved into singletail 33 Debonair series in 1959.
Beech J35 [N8318D] (Beech)
J35 1958 = load: 2718# v: 210/200/57 range: 1060.
Beech K35 [N629T] (Eric Paslick)
K35 1959 = POP: 436.
M35 1960 = 250hp LO470C; load: 1118# v: 210/200/59 range: 1245 ceiling: 20.000'. POP: 400.
Beech N35 [N9977R] (Flying)
N35 1961 = 260hp IO470N. POP: 280.
O35 1961 = Laminarflow wing. POP: 1.
Beech P35 [N45SM] (William T Larkins)
P35 1962 = 260hp IO470N. POP: 467.
Beech S35 [N8633M]
S35 1964 = 6p; 285hp IO520B; length: 26'9". POP: 667.
Beech V35 [N5420U] (William T Larkins)
Beech V35A [N8633M] (Beech)
Beech V35B [N850T] (Beech)
V35 1966 = 6p; 285hp IO520B. POP: 622.
V35A = POP: 470. The only known armed Vtail, a V35A [VPWHM] sported two .30 Brownings in underwing pods to provide cover for transport vehicles in the Rhodesian Bush War c.1980, also served as a firststrike aircraft.
V35B = POP: 1,335.
V35TC Turbo Bonanza 1966 = 6p; TSIO520D; span: 33'0" length: 27'0" load: 1350# v: 240/224/x range: 1060 ceiling: 29,500'. POP: 79.
V35ATC = POP: 46.
V35BTC = POP: 7.
36 Bonanza (TC 3A15)  6pClwM rg. Utility version of Model 35 with single tail.
Beech 36 [N32MB] (Mike Ruthven)
36 1968 = 285hp Continental IO520B; span: 32'1" length: 26'4" load: 1620# v: 204/195/x range: 875 ceiling: 16,000'. POP: 184.
Beech A36 [N6312X] (William T Larkins)
A36 1970 = span: 33'6" length: 27'6" load: 1400# (?>1155#) v: 212/202/60 range: 800. POP: 2,705 by 1994.
Beech A36TC [N38094] (Ed Coates)
A36TC 1979 = 300hp TSIO520UB. POP: 272.
Beech B36TC (Beech)
B36TC 1981 = 300hp TSIO520UB; span: 37'10" length: 27'6" load: 1520# (?>1215#) v: 245/224/x range: 1130 ceiling: 25,000'. POP: 287 by 1994.
T36TC 1979 = Experimental version with Ttail. POP: 1 [N2065T].
38P Lightning 1982 = 6pClwM rg; 550hp Garret AiResearch TPE331 turboprop, also 630hp PT6A40; span 37'10" length: 29'10" v: x/279/x range: 1075. Proofofconcept aircraft to investigate the feasibility of a pressurized singleengine carrier. Project abandoned because of poor market response. POP: 1.
45, B45 1948 (TC 5A3) = 2pClwM rg; 225hp Continental O470; span: 32'10" length: 25'11" load: 845# v: 188/173/60 range: 975; ff: 12/2/48. POP: 1 prototype [N8591A] derived from Bonanza for USAF evaluation. The USAF after WW2 decided to discontinue the primary trainer and put student pilots directly into advanced trainers but, after mulling it over, changed their military minds. After an $8million contract had been awarded to Fairchild in 1949 for USN XNQ1, they again changed their minds, canceled the contract, and held more evaluation trials. From these the 45 was accepted in 1953 as the straighttail T34 Mentor for a production run of more than 1,200.
B45 19?? = Export version of 45. POP: 318, plus 173 licensebuilt by Fuji in Japan and 75 built in Argentina.
50 Twin Bonanza (TC 5A4)  6pClwM; two 260hp Lycoming GO435; span: 45'3" length: 31'6" load: 1700# v: 202/190/64 range: 1155; ff: 11/15/49. Straight tail; ATC in 1952. Other standard motors in A through J50 were 275hp, 295hp, and 340hp Lycomings; some D models fitted with 400hp O720. To USAF as L23.
A50 1949 = Preproduction batch. POP: 11.
Beech B50 [N35738] (Flying)
B50 1953 = Increased payload and speed. POP: 99.
C50 1955 = 275hp GO480F; v: 210. POP: 250.
Beech D50 [N295DE] (William T Larkins)
D50 1956 = 6p with two 295hp GO480G206; span: 45'4" length: 31'7" load: 2200# v: 214/203/71 range: 1650 ceiling: 20,000'. POP: 154. Subclasses through 1961 were D50A with 285hp GO480Gs (POP: 44), D50B (POP: 38), D50C (POP: 64), and D50E (POP: 47).
E50 1957 = 340hp GSO480A. POP: 70.
F50 1958 = Increased fuel capacity (230 gal); 320hp GSO480B; length: 31'7" load: 2540# v: 240/228/80 range: 1650. POP: 25.
G50 1959 = Minor refinements; 340hp GSO480A. POP: 24.
H50 1960 = Airstair door, redesigned wingtips. 7p with two 340hp GSO480A; span: 45'4" length: 31'7" load: 2280# v: 235/223/83 range" 1650 ceiling: 28,000'. Junior JATO rocket system available. POP: 30.
Beech J50 [N1711G] (Ed Coates)
J50 1961 = Longer, more pointed nose; 320hp IGSO480A. POP: 27.
55 Baron (TC 3A16)  46pClwM rg; span: 37'10". SEE ALSO T42.
Beech 55 [N711CM] (Eric Paslick)
9555 1960 = Two 260hp Continental IO470L. $58,250; POP: 190.
Beech 95A55 [N8567M] (Ed Coates)
95A55 1962 = Two 260hp IO470L; length: 26'9" load: 1920# v: 236/225/x range: 1225. POP: 309.
Beech B55
95B55 1964 = Two 260hp Continental; length: 27'3" load: 2025# v: 236/225/x range: 1225. POP: 1886.
95C55 1965 = Two 285hp Continental IO520C: length: 28'3" load: 2275# v: 242/230/x range: 1145. POP: 451.
D55 1968 = Two 285hp IO520C. POP: 316.
E55 1970 = Two 285hp IO520C. POP: 434.
56 Turbo Baron (TC 3A16)  45pClwM rg; two 380hp Lycoming TIO541E1B4; span: 37'10" length: 29'0" load: 2365# v: x/290/x.
56TC 1966 = POP: 82.
A56TC 1970 = POP: 1.
58 Baron  6pClwM rg; span: 37'10" length: 29'11". SEE ALSO C12 and RU21J.
Beech 58 [N590BC]
58 (TC 3A16) 1969 = Two 285hp Continental IO520C; load: 2115# v: 242/230/x range: 1210. $389,650 (1987). POP: 1,680 by 1994.
Beech 58P [N152DF] (William T Larkins)
58P (TC 3A16, A23CE) 1972 = Pressurized version; two 310hp Continental TSIO520L; load: 2150# v: 254/238/x range: 1021 ceiling: 13,220'. $188,500 (1975); POP: 495.
Beech 58TC [N1824F] (William T Larkins)
58TC (TC 3A16, A23CE) 1974 = Two 310hp TSIO520; load: 2320# v: 287/267/x range: 1025. POP: 151.
60 Duke (TC A12CE, 3A20)  6pClwM rg; two 380hp Lycoming turbocharged TIO541E1A4; span: 39'4" length: 34'0" load: 2132# v: 281/275/87 range: 1168 ceiling: 30,800'.
Beech 60 Duke [N1050x] (Beechcraft)
60 1966 = load: 2625# v: 286/271/x range: 1660. POP: 122.
Beech A60 Duke [N2060V] (RaytheonBeech)
A60 1970 = $179,500236,000; POP: 121.
Beech B60 Duke [N6205K] (Tim McCandless)
B60 1974 = Pressurized; load: 2400# range: 1415 ceiling: 30,000'. POP: 350.
65 Queen Air (TC 3A20, A14CE, A24CE, A31CE)  69pClwM rg. SEE ALSO L23 and U21. 13 to Army with uncertain military designations: [8123658/23659, 8223659, 8324128, 24370, 8424320], plus [8224029, 24054, 8324188, 8524370, 24373/24374, 25349] drugrunners confiscated by US Treasury Dept (SEE ALSO L23F).
Beech 65 [N191MK] (Ed Coates)
65 1959 = Two 340hp Lycoming IGSO480A1A6; span: 45'10" length: 33'4"
load: 3060# v: 239/214/94 range: 1200 ceiling: 27,000'. POP: 316.
6580 1962 = Two 380hp Lycoming IGSO540; span: 45'11" length:
35'3" load: 3200# v: 252/230/x range: 1330. POP: 148.
65A80 aka Queen Air 80 1964 = Two 380hp IGSO540; span: 50'3". POP: 121.
Beech 65A90 [N256TA] (William T Larkins)
65A90 1965 = No data.
65B80, 80A 1966 = Two 380hp IGSO540 (80A 360hp); span: 50'3" length: 33'4" load: 3620# v: 248/229/x range: 1530. POP: 242.
6588 aka Model 85 1965 = Pressurized, otherwise like 65B80. POP: 45.
65A88 1966 = Two 400hp Lycoming. POP: 1.
Beech A65 [N323L] (Ed Coates)
A65 1967 = Similar to basic 65 except range: 1660. POP: 96.
70 Queen Airliner (TC 3A20, A14CE) 1968 = 9pClwM rg; two 340hp Lycoming IGSO480. POP: 35.
Beech 73 [N134B] (Beech via Dan Shumaker coll)
Beech 73 [N134B] (Ian MacFarlane)
73 Jet Mentor 1955 = Jet trainer. 2pClwM rg; 920# Continental J69T9 turbojet; span: 32'9" length: 30'1" (?>31'10") load: 1596# v: 288/250/70 range: 485. Evaluated by USN but none ordered. POP: 1 [N134B]. Last seen in deteriorating condition at underfunded Wichita Aviation Museum.
Beech 76 (Beechcraft)
76 Duchess (TC A29CE) 1977 = 4pClwM rg; two 180hp Lycoming O360; span: 38'0" length: 29'1" load: 1435# v: 197/174/x range: 717. A prototype, as PD289, was first flown in 1974. A single Duchess with turbocharged TO360 engines was unofficially known as Model 76TC. POP: 437.
Beech 77 [N3705X]
77 Skipper 1978 = Basic trainer. 2pClwM; 110hp Lycoming O235; span: 30'0" length: 23'11" load: 570# v: 121 range: 475. One prototype, as PD285, was flown in 1975. POP: 312.
80 Queen Air 19?? = 380hp.
A80 19?? = .
B80 1973 = .
88 Queen Air 19?? = Pressurized 80; 380hp; load: 2765# v: 246/221/82 range: 1190 ceiling: 26,800'.
90 King Air, Jaguar (TC 3A20, A14CE, A24CE, A31CE)  68pClwM rg; two 550hp P&W PT6A. SEE ALSO T44, U21. 3 confiscated drugrunners turned over to Army [86092, 1683, 87142].
6590 1964 = POP: 112.
65A90 1966 = span: 45'11" length: 35'6" load: 3620# v: 252 range: 1375. POP: 206.
B90 1967 = span: 50'3", load: 3960# v: 270/253/x range: 1465. POP: 184.
Beech C90 [N4447W] (William T Larkins)
C90, C901 1970 = load: 4010# v: x/256/x range: 1475. POP: 561.
C90 Jaguar 19?? = 8p Special Edition luxury package codeveloped by RaytheonBeech with Jaguar Motors (Coventry, Great Britain). Two 1100hp P&W PT6A21 reverseflow free turbines; v: 286 range: 1530. $2,654,000; POP: ??.
Beech C90A [3035P] (William T Larkins)
C90A 1983 = Redesigned powerplant package; load: 3880# v: x/278/x range: 1514. POP: 313 by 1994.
Beech King Air C90B (RaytheonBeech)
C90B 1991 = 612p with two 550hp P&WCanada PT6A21; span: 50'3" length: 35'6" load: 3290# v: 283 range: 1512. Fourblade props, reduced cabin noise level. POP: unk. In March 1992, Beechcraft's 50,000th aircraft delivery was a C90B.
C90SE 1994 = Threeblade props and numerous cabin mods in order to lower the purchase price. Specs and data similar to C90B.
Beech E90 [N14NM] (William T Larkins)
E90 1972 = load: 4110# v: x/287/x range: 1295. POP: 347.
F90, F901 1979 = Ttail; two 750hp P&W PT6A135; span: 45'11" length: 39'10" load: 4300# v: x/321/x. POP: 236.
G90 19?? = Experimental conversion of F90 prototype. POP: 1.
H90 SEE T44A.
95 Travel Air (TC 3A16)  45pClwM rg.
Beech Badger [N395B] (Flying)
95 (originally Badger) 1958 = Two 180hp Lycoming O360A1A; span: 37'10" length: 25'4" load: 1420# v: 210/200/70 range: 11701410 ceiling: 18,100'. $22,500; POP: 301.
B95 1960 = load: 1465# ceiling: 18,700'. $51,500; POP: 150.
B95A 1961 = Cabin lengthened by 19". $49,500. POP: 81.
D95A 1963 = Larger forward luggage compartment in a more tapered
nose; load: 1650# range: 1035. POP: 174.
E95 1968 = Minor refinements. POP: 14.
99 Airliner (TC A14CE)  17pClwM rg.
Beech 99 [N593AT] (Beech)
Beech 99A [N396HA] (Beech)
99, 99A 1968 = Two 550hp P&W PT6A; span: 45'11" length: 44'7" load: 4525# v: x/252/x range: 375. POP: 144.
A99A 1970 = Reduced fuel capacity. POP: 1.
B99 Airliner, Executive 1972 = 817p; two 680hp PT6A28; load: 5120# v: x/280/x range: 832. POP: 18, plus an unknown number of converted 99s and 99As.
Beech C99 [N987RA]
C99 1979 = Two 715hp PT6A36; load: 4800# v: 308/287/x range: 1048. POP: 76.
100 King Air (TC A14CE)  15pClwM rg commuter; two 680hp P&W PT6A28; span: 45'11" length: 39'11". SEE ALSO U21F.
Beech 100 [N3668P] (Ed Coates)
100 1969 = load: 4200# v: x/287/x range: 1090. POP: 89.
A100 1970 = load: 4740# v: x/285/x range: 1385. POP: 162, of which 5 to Army as U21F Ute [7015908/15912].
B100 1975 = Two 715hp AiResearch TPE331; load 4670# v: 309/302/x range: 1500. POP: 137.
200 Super King Air (TC A24CE)  10pClwM rg Ttail; two 850hp P&W PT6A41; span: 54'6" length: 43'10". SEE ALSO C12.
Beech 200
200 1973 = load: 5185# v: 333/320/x range: 1710. POP: 815.
Beech 200T USN but civil [N4277N] (William T Larkins)
200T 1976 = Maritime Patrol (pollution surveillance, search & rescue, etc. POP: 23.
Beech King Air B200 [N8153H] (RaytheonBeech)
B200 1981 = Two 850hp PT6A42; span: 50'4" length: 35'6" load: 4960# (?>3285#) v: 338/249/x range: 2075 ceiling: 30,000'. POP: 625 by 1994.
B200C 1981 = Same as B200 except a cargo door installed. POP: 101 by 1994.
B200T, B200CT 1982 = Maritime patrol. POP: 33.
300, 350 Super King Air (TC A24CE)  815pClwM rg Ttail; two 1050hp P&W PT6A60A. POP: 380 by 1994.
Beech 300 [N528AM] (William T Larkins)
300 1984 = span: 54'6" length: 43'9" load: 5525# v: 365/353/x
range: 1430.
300AT 19?? = Airline training variant.
300LW 1988 = Lightweight version.
Beech B300 [N769BJ] (William T Larkins)
B300, B350 1989 = Winglets introduced.
B300C, B350C 1990 = Freight door; span: 57'11" length: 46'8" load: 5810# v: x/363/x range: 2180 ceiling: 35,000'.
Beech King Air 350 [N350KA] (RaytheonBeech)
RC350 1991 = ELINT version for Raytheon.
Beech 390 [N3725L] (William T Larkins)
390 (Raytheon) 19?? = No data.
Beechjet (RaytheonBeech)
400 Beechjet (TC A16SW)  9pClwM rg; two 2,965# P&W JT15D5; span: 43'6" length: 48'5". Licenseproduced version of Mitsubishi Diamond bizjet. SEE ALSO T1A.
400 1986 = load: 5660# v: 531/515/x range: 2220. POP: 54 by 1994.
Beech 400A [N8097V] (Ed Coates)
400A 1989 = load: 5920# (?>5790#) v: x/538(?>520)/x range: 2190 ceiling: 41,000'. POP: 94 by 1994.
Beech 400T Prototype T1A [N3145F] (RaytheonBeech)
400T 1992 = Trainer version, to USAF as T1A.
1900 Airliner, ExecLiner (TC A24CE)  1219pClwM rg; two 1100hp P&W PT6A65B. SEE ALSO UC12J.
Beech 1900 [N331CJ] (Larry DiRicco)
1900 1985 = Commuter version. POP: 3.
1900C 1984 = Corporate version; span: 54'6" length: 57'10" load:
7900# v: x//295/x range: 913. POP: 72 by 1993.
1900C1 1987 = POP: 179 by 1994.
Beech 1900D (Raytheon)
1900D 1989 = 19p with two 1279hp P&WCanada PT6A65D; span: 57'11" length: 57'11" load: 6665# v: 319 range: 1841. Increased cabin volume; winglets added. POP: 116 by 1994.
2000 Starship 1986 (TC A38CE) = 611pClwM canard rg; two 1200hp P&W PT6A67 pushers; span: 54'5" length: 46'1" load: 5090# v: 405/365/x range: 2295. POP: 1 85percent scale proofofconcept prototype [N2000S], built by Burt Rutan's Scale Composites Co (SCALED), was flown in 1983; 53 production models completed before production was halted in 1995; the remainng inventory of 40 were scheduled for scrapping in 2003. Too radical, or just too visionary?
3000 MkII (Hawker) 19?? = To USAF/USN as T6.
Beech XA38 [4314406, 4314407] (Edwards FTC)
Beech XA38 [4314407] (Edwards FTC)
A38 Destroyer, Grizzly 1944 = Fighterbomber. 2pClwM rg; two 2300hp Wright R335042; span: 67'4" length: 51'9" load: 7420# v: 376/167/103 range: 1420; ff: 5/7/44. 75mm nose cannon. POP: 2 as XA38 [4314406/14407]. Last of the two USAAF Aclass designations, along with ConsolidatedVultee XA41. Production was cancelled by the Armistice.
AT7, T7 Navigator  C45 as navigation trainer. Redesignated as T7. USN version SNB.
AT7 1941 = POP: 577 [411143/1209, 21042/21155, 422415/2513, 43461/43477, 43488/43510, 56703/56784, 56786/56851, 4333265/33280, 33286/33378 ].
AT7A 1941 = Twin floats, ventral fin. POP: 8 [4121156/21161, 422414, 53522].
AT7B 1942 = Winterized version. POP: 8 [4243478/43483, 43485, 43487].
AT7C 1943 = Engine upgrade. POP: 549 [4333379/33664, 49963/50223, 52226/52227].
Beech AT10 [411853] (USAAF)
Beech AT10 (USAF Museum)
Beech XAT10A (Aerofiles coll)
AT10 Wichita (Beech (Model 26), Globe) 1942 = 2pClwM rg; two 295hp Lycoming R680; span: 44'0" length: 34'4" load: 1710# v: 200/168/x range: 770. Nonstrategic airframe, allwood construction except for nacelles. POP: Beech 1,771 [411711/1860, 9246/9436, 26252/27331, 422064/2413], Globe: 600 (c/ns mixed in with Beech). One experimentally fitted with a Vtail in 1945 as XAT10A.
Beech AT11 [419484] (William T Larkins)
Beech AT11 (USAAF via AETC)
Beech AT11A (William T Larkins)
AT11 Kansan 1941 (ATC 2582) = AT7 with P&W R985AN1s as bombing and gunnery trainer. POP: 1,582 [419437/9586, 27332/27681, 4236826/37713, 4310318/10489, 4472005/72026], of which 24 were modified as AT11A navigator trainers. USN version was SNB.
B45 SEE 45.
Beech B1900 [N135YV] (Flickr)
B1900 1982 = Commuter transport, as replacement for C99. 21pClwM rg; two P&WCanada PT6A67D; span: 57'8" length: 57'8" v: 293 range: 969 ceiling: 25,000' (data for B1900D). Prototype ff: 9/3/82.
B1900C 198? = Pressurized fuselage; c.$3,780,000.
B1900D 1989 = Improved performance; c.$3,950,000.
Beech VC6A [667943] (Larry DiRicco)
C6 (TC 3A20) = Initial USAF designation for 90 King Air. POP: 2 as VC6A [667943, 15361]; became U21.
C12, RC12, UC12  Military versions of 200 King Air.
Beech C12A [760161] (Larry DiRicco)
C12A Huron aka A200 1973 = King Air A200 as USAF and Army liaison and transport. Two 750hp P&W PT6A38. POP: 105, later converted to C12C [731205/1218, 7422250/22269, 760158/0173, 3239, 22545/22564, 7722931/22950].
Beech UC12B [161185] (Larry DiRicco)
UC12B aka A200C 197? = USN King Air A200C. Two 850hp P&W PT6A41. Cargo door. POP: 66.
NC12B 19?? = Sonobuoy launcher. POP: 1 [161311].
TC12B 19?? = Trainer conversion.
C12C 1978 = USAF and Army. Similar to C12A, but with 850hp PT6A41. POP: 14 [7823126/23139] plus converted C12As.
C12D 1978 = As C12C but with cargo doors and provision for wingtip tanks. POP: 45 [7823140/23145, 8023371/23380, 8123543/23546, 830500/0502, 830494/0493]; most modified as RD12D/12G.
Beech RC12D C12D conversion [8023377] (U S Army)
RC12D 1981 = Army specialmissions version. POP: 19 [8123541/23542, 23638/23642, 8223638/23642, 23780/23785, 8324313/24318], plus c.35 conversions from C12D.
RC12D 1984 = Army signals intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic surveillance missions with the Guardrail V sensor system.
UC12D 1984 = King Air A200CT. POP: 12.
C12E 198? = C12A, but with P&W PT6A42. POP: 29.
Beech C12F C[840143] (USAF)
C12F Huron 1984 = USAF transport similar to A200CT and B200C. POP: 46 for USAF [840143/0182, 0484/0489, 851261/1272, 860084/0089] and 6 for Army [8424375/24380, 870160/0161]; also 9 conversions as C12U.
UC12F Huron 1986 = USN version of C12F. POP: 12 [163553/153564].
RC12F Guardrail 1986 = UC12F modified as Army's Range Surveillance Aircraft. POP: 2. The Guardrail Common Sensor was an Airborne Signal Intelligence collection/location system that integrated the Improved GUARDRAIL V Comm HighAccuracy Airborne Location System and the Advanced QUICKLOOK into the same SIGINT platform on RC12K, 12N, 12P, and 12Q aircraft. Features included integrated COMINT and ELINT reporting, enhanced signal classification and recognition, fast Direction Finding, precision emitter location, and an advanced integrated aircraft cockpit. Preplanned product improvements included frequency extension, computer assisted online sensor management, upgraded data links, and capability to exploit a wider range of signals.
RC12G "Crazy Horse" 1984 = Specialmissions Army variant, converted from C12D. POP: 9 [8023371, 23373/23380].
RC12H 1985 = Similar to RC12D but with improved Guardrail V system. POP: 6 to Army Intelligence [8324313/24318].
C12J 1986 = B1900C as Natl Guard transport. POP: 6 [860078/0083] (unexplained, these are also reported as C12F), and 1 civil [N10931=960112].
RC12K Guardrail 1986 = Electronics specialmissions aircraft with upgraded engines. POP: 27 [850147/0155, 890267/0269] (also appear as Army [8550147/50155] for unknown reasons), of which 9 were converted from C12D.
C12L 198? = Modified briefly as RU21J, fitted with VIP interiors and returned as 12L. POP: 3.
RC12M 1988 = Converted UC12M, upgraded cockpits and instrumentation. POP: 2.
UC12M 1987 = USN equivalent of C12F. POP: 12.
RC12N Guardrail 1994 = Electronic intelligence version. POP: 19 [88325/327, 89270/276, 910516/0518, 9213120/13125].
RC12P Guardrail 1995 = POP: 5 production [930697/0701], 7 converted from RC12N [910518, 9213120/13125].
Beech RC12Q [930699] (Thomas L Hughes)
RC12Q Guardrail 1995 = Direct Air Satellite Relay, top radome. POP: 3 converted from RC12P [930697, 0699, 0701]. Reportedly all RC12Ps became 12Qs eventually.
C12R 1992 = BE200 modified with EFIS 'glass cockpit'. POP: 29 [923327/3329, 940315/0326, 950088/0101].
C12S 19?? = King Air 350 as Army transport or cargo.
C12T 199? = Army. Cockpit reconfiguration and instruments update; two PT6A42. POP: 23.
C12U 199? = C12F with cockpit upgrade. POP: 9 conversions [840156/0158, 0160/0163, 0165, 0180]
C43 Traveler  4pCB; 450hp P&W R985; data similar to their respective civil "Staggerwing" models. USN version GB and JB. SEE Staggerwings in the USAAF.
Beech UC43 [4310828] (USAF Museum)
Beech UC43 [4310818] (USAF Museum)
UC43 (D17S) 1939 = POP: 270 [4238665/38691, 4310818/10892, 4467700/67804, 76029/76091], plus 63 to USN as GB1 and 30 to RAF in 1944.
YC43 1941 = Impressed D17S. POP: 3 (s/ns likely included in UC43 batch), of which 1 to Great Britain for US Embassy use.
UC43A 1941 (ATC A643) = Impressed D17R. POP: 13 [4238226/38231, 38245, 38282, 38357/38358, 47383, 52999, 68339].
UC43B 1941 (ATC A649) = Impressed D17S. POP: 13 [4238232/38236, 38281, 38359, 46905, 47384, 53002, 56085, 61097, 68340].
UC43C 1942 = Impressed F17B, 17D. POP: 37 [4222246, 36825, 38237/38241, 38243/38244, 38246/38248, 38283/38284, 38361/38363, 43517, 46635, 46906/46908, 46914, 47385/47388, 47449/47450, 68337, 88636, 97048/97050, 97411, 107411, 107411].
UC43D 1942 = Impressed E17B. POP: 32 [4222246, 43845, 46636, 46909/46910, 46915, 47442/47448, 49070, 53000/53001, 53005, 53007/53008, 53013, 53021, 53508/53509, 53511, 53516/53517, 56087, 61092/61093, 68359/68360, 94124].
UC43E 1942 = Impressed C17R. POP: 4 [4247389, 97417, 97424, 97431].
UC43F 1942 = Impressed D17A. POP: 1 [4249071].
UC43G 1942 = Impressed C17B. POP: 10 [4253006, 68855, 88620, 88628/88629, 88634, 97415, 97426/97428].
UC43H 1942 = Impressed B17R. POP: 3 [4268856, 78019, 94137].
UC43J 1942 = Impressed C17L. POP: 3 [4294133, 97413, 97420].
UC43K 1942 = Impressed D17W. POP: 1 [42107277].
C45, 47 Expeditor (ATC 765)  611p military version of civil B18S with similar data. USN designation JRB. SEE ALSO AT7, F2.
C45 1940 = 6p staff transport; two 450hp P&W R985AN1; span: 47'8" length: 34'3" load: 1960# v: 215/195/61 range: 7001200 ceiling: 20,000'. POP: 11 [40180/190].
Beech C45A (USAF Museum)
C45A 1940 = 8p utility transport. POP: 20 [411861/1880], plus 411 under LendLease to RAF as Expediter Mk I with a modified interior.
C45B 1942 = C45A with 450hp R98525, revised interior, 400# weight increase; ceiling: 18,500'. POP: 222 [4335446/35667] and 1 convereion of AT7.
UC45C 1942 = POP: 2, plus 2 impressed B18S [4222247, 53510 ].
UC45D 1942 = POP: 2 impressed [4256785, 4333281].
UC45E 1942 = POP: 6 impressed [4243484, 43486, 4333282/33285], plus 6 converted from AT7B.
Beech C45F [4447371] (USAF Museum)
Beech C45F (enhanced) [4487186] (Aerofiles coll)
C45F 1943 = 7p transport with revised, longer nose. POP: 1,522 [4335668/35945, 4447049/47748, 86898/87441], included 41 F2B, plus some to RAF as Expediter Mk II.
Beech C45G [5111897] (USAF Museum)
Beech C45G Volpar postwar mod [N8823Z] (Ed Coates)
C45G 1951 = 6p with autopilot, remanufactured and upgraded from existing stock of RC45A, C45F, AT7, and AT11, and assigned new serial numbers. POP: 468.
TC45G 1952 = Navigation trainers modified from C45G. POP: 96.
Beech C45H l5210893]
C45H 1952 = 6p without autopilot, remanufactured AT7/11. POP: 432 [5210539/10970].
RC45J 1962 = SNB5P redesignated.
Beech UC45J [N45N] (Eric Paslick)
TC45J, UC45J 1942 = SNB5 redesignated. Those changed from training to utility transport were redesignated UC45Js.
CQ3 1944 = UC45F converted as a target controller. POP: only a few, if any; no s/ns found. One of only three "CQ" designations, with Fletcher CQ1 and Stinson CQ2.
F2  Photosurvey version of C45. USN version was JRB.
F2 1940 = POP: 14 [40682/695].
F2A 194? = Modified from C45A and 45B. POP: 13.
F2B 194? = Modified from C45F and 45G. POP: 42.
GB  Civil D17 for USN as command transport.
Beech GB1 (USN)
GB1 1939 = POP: 10, plus 63 from USAAF inventory [1589/1595, 1897].
Beech GB2 (Natl Museum of Naval Avn)
GB2 1941 = POP: 271.
JB 1937 = USN version of C17R as command transport. POP: 1 as JB1 [0801].
Jet Mentor SEE 73.
JRB  USN version of C45 and F2, civil B18. Extended cockpit enclosure for better observation.
Beech JRB1 [2544] (W T Larkins coll)
JRB1 1941 = 23 photorecon and dronecontroller. Two 450hp P&W R98550. POP: 11 [2543/2547, 4709/4710, 4726/4729].
JRB2 1941 = 5p staff transport.POP: 15 [4711/4725], included 2 transfers from USAAF and 1 impressed B18.
JRB3 1942 = 8p USAAF UC45B transferred to USN; two 450hp R985AN1. Some refitted with photosurvey equipment. POP: 20.
Beech JRB4 [2544] (USCG)
JRB4 1942 = 7p USAAF UC45F transferred to USN. Powered by two R985AN1 engines, this seven passenger transport had a lengthened nose. POP: 328.
JRB5  Proposed transport version of SNB5 was not built.
JRB6 19?? = A number of JRB3 and 4s were modernized, but not to full SNB5 configuration—a major omission was the new landing gear.
L23, U8 Seminole (TC 5A4)  Military version of 50 Twin Bonanza, with similar specs and data. Redesignated as U8 in 1962.
Beech YL23 [621801] (Army Aviation Museum)
YL23 1952 = POP: 4 [521800/1803].
Beech L23A [626170] (Army Aviation Museum)
L23A 1952 = 260hp O435. POP: 55 [526162/6216]. Most rebuilt as L23D.
L23B 195? = Military B50. POP: 40 [536153/6192].
XL23C 1955 = POP: 1 [553465], converted to U8G.
Beech U8D [581349] (Larry DiRicco)
L23D (E/F50), U8D, RU8D 1958 = 6p with 340hp O480; load: 2026# v: 233/203/x range: 1355. POP: 85 [563695/3718, 576029/6094, 573084/3101, 581329/1353, 1357/1364, 3048/3092, 592535/2543, 4990/4992], included remanufactured L23As.
RL23D 19?? = Radar photoobservation, from civil E50. POP: 9.
L23E, U8E (D50) 19?? = 295hp GO480. POP: 6 [564039/4044], plus 1 with notable a journey from civil to military to civil [N1779G=6615360=N5375G=N888JE=N74GV].
L23F, U8F (Queen Air) (TC 3A20) 1962 = Military 65/70. POP:  [581354/1356, 603453/3463, 5386/5390, 612426/2430, 623832/3875, 6312902 (also as YU21), 13636/13637, 6615365], 1 for Pakistan [637975], and 3 impounded drugrunners [8113658/13659, 8324370], the latter returned to service as QA65.
U8G 1962 = Conversion of L23D/23E. POP: 23 [553465, 563710, 4039, 4041, 4043, 4044, 576085 6089, 581329, 1336, 1348, 1357, 1359/1360, 1363, 1364, 3055, 3057, 3062, 592536/2538, 4990].
Beech Mark 2 [N209BA] (RaytheonBeech)
Mark 2 199? = JPATS trainer, modified from Swiss Pilatus PC9. 2pClwM rg; 1100hp turboprop. Prototype [N209BA].
PD249 c.1965 = Improved D33 with a 350hp Continental GIO520 and a threeblade prop; evaluated by USAF. Designation was factory acronym for "Preliminary Design." POP: ??.
Premier I (Raytheon) 2001 = Business jet. 6pClwM rg. $5.3 million.
QA65 1983 = Army Queen Air reenlisted from confiscated drugrunners, with a curious designation. POP: 1 [8324370].
SNB Expeditor, Kansan, Navigator  USN versions of AT7 and 11 as SNB. ATC for SNB5's basic airworthiness certification kit. Became C45 in 1962.
Beech SNB1 (USN)
SNB1 Kansan 1942 = USAAF AT11B bomber/gunnery trainers transferred to USN. Two 450hp P&W R985AN1; plexiglass nose, dorsal turret, and a bomb bay. POP: 320.
Beech SNB2 (USN)
SNB2 Navigator 1942 = USAAF 6p AT7B navigational trainers transferred to USN. Same specs as SNB1. POP: 509.
Beech SNB2C (USN)
SNB2C 1943 = 376 USAAF AT7C, similar to SNB2, but with R985AN3s and more complex avionics.
SNB2H 1943 = SNB2 converted as ambulance.
SNB2P 1943 = SNB2 converted as photorecon.
SNB3Q 1946 = SNB2 converted as electronic countermeasures training aircraft. POP: At least 1.
SNB4 1947 = SNB1 returned to Beech factory for rebuilding and modernization. POP: 117.
Beech SNB5 [09771] (Natl Museum of Naval Aviation)
SNB5 Expeditor, TC45J 1951 (ATC 765) = SNB2 modified to USAF C45G standards with two R985AN3s and constantspeed, fullfeathering props; new gear struts, wheels and brakes; heavier wing center section; autopilot, new instrument panel. Redesignated TC45J in 1962.
SNB5P 1951 = SNB2P modified as photo recon. Redesignated as RC45J 1962
Starship SEE 2000.
Beech T1A [930644] (USAF)
T1 Jayhawk 1992 = Mediumrange USAF advanced jet trainer. 3pClwM rg; two 2900# P&W JT15D5B turbofans; span: 43'6" length: 48'5" v: 538 (Mach 0.71) range: 2222 ceiling: 41,000'. Sweptwing version of 400T Beechjet as advanced trainer for airlift and tanker pilots. $4.1 million; POP as T1A: 1 civil prototype [N2886B=890284], 217 production [900398/0413 (uncertain if 0398/0399 were applied), 910075/0102, 920330/0363, 930621/0656, 940114/0148, 0621/0656, 950040/0071].
Beech T6 Instrument panel (Raytheon)
T6 Texan II (JPATS Mk II) 1995 = Joint service basic jet trainer. 2pClwM rg; 1100# P&WCanada PT6A68 turboprop; span: 33'5" length: 33'4" v: 311 ceiling: 31,000'. The name was chosen to commemorate the North American AT6 Texan. POP (contract est) as T6A: 374 to USAF, 339 to USN. Contract let in Jan 2002 for 230 more planes over four years, with attendant ground and tech support equipment, for about $1.2 billion, the largest military contract in history at the time.
Beech T6A (Raytheon)
T6A 2000 = Improved cockpits included "female friendly" ejection seats. POP (partial): [953000/3009, 963010/3024, 973014/3026, 983025/3046, 993547/3568, 003570/3608, 013609/3667].
T34 Mentor (TC A26CE)  Tandemcockpit military trainer. Developed from 45, with straight tail. Into US service 1952, used as primary trainer also in South American countries, Japan, Spain, and Turkey. Jet Mentor SEE 73.
Beech YT34 [50735] (USAF)
YT34 1950 (TC 5A3) = 2pClwM rg; 225hp Continental O47013A; span: 32'10" length: 25'11" load: 704# v: 189/173/54 range: 975 ceiling: 20,000'; ff: 5/x/50. POP: 3 [50735/737].
Beech T34A [533310] (USAAF via AETC)
T34A 1953 (TC 5A3) = Production model for USAF. POP: 450, includes 100 built for RCAF as Mentor by Canadian Car & Foundry (qv).
T34B 1954 (TC 5A3) = USN version with O4704; load: 754# v: 225/170/55 range: 727. POP: 423 [140667/140956, 143984/144116].
Beech T34C NASA civil registration [N619NA] (NASA Dryden)
T34C 1973 = 715hp P&W PT6A25 propellerturbine, torque limited
to 400hp (550hp for T34C1); span: 33'4" length: 28'8" load: 1640# v:
257/247/x range: 750. POP: 441.
T36 1953 = 412pClwM rg; two 2300hp P&W R2800; span: 70'0" length: 52'2" v: 300+. Gross wt: 25,000#. Intended to replace C45s in Air Training Command, a batch of 195 aircraft was ordered, but canceled June 1953 when the first flight of the prototype was a matter of only hours away. POP: 2 built as T36A, but neither was flown.
Beech T42A [6512684] (Larry DiRicco)
T42A Cochise 1965 = Similar to B55. POP: 70 [6512679/12733, 664300/4309], of which 5 to Turkey [7121053/21057].
Beech T44A [160979] (Larry DiRicco)
T44A Pegasus aka H90 1977 = USN advanced turboprop training; carrier radar operations. Similar to King Air B90 and USAF U21, but with 550hp P&WCanada PT6A34B engines. POP: 61.
U8 SEE L23.
U21, RU21 (TC 3A20)  ClwM rg. Military version of 65 Queen Air, redesignated from C6.
Beech U21A (Army Aviation Museum)
U21A Ute 1967 = Staff transport. 10p; two 550hp P&W PT6A20; span: 45'112 length: 35'6" load: 4220# v: 265 range: 1675. POP: 140 [6618000/18047, 6718048/18076, 18078/18084, 18086, 18088, 18090/18092, 18094/18103, 18116/18118], 4 for electronic warfare as RU21A [6718112/18115]; 4 modified for electronic reconnaissance as EU21A [6618000, 10803, 18007, 6718058], 2 for ground instruction as GU21A [6618006, 18012], 4 for special development tasks as JU21A [6618008, 6718063, 18065, 18069].
RU21B 1967 = Special military applications. POP: 3 [6718077, 18087, 18093].
RU21C 1967 = Staff transport. POP: 2 [6718085, 18089].
RU21D 1967 = Modified cockpit. POP: 18 [6718104/18111, 18119/18128] plus 18 U21A conversions.
JRU21D 19?? = POP: 1 unknown modification [6718125].
RU21E 1971 = Staff transport. POP: 15 [7015875/15890]; with 3 modified RU21D.
U21F SEE King Air A100; [7015908/15912].
U21G 1971 = Electronic countermeasures. POP: 17 [7015891/15907].
RU21H 1971 = Staff transport. POP: 32.
RU21J 1972 = Battlefield surveillance version of Super King Air. POP: 20 [7121058/21060]; 3 modified for a short time from C12L, then reverted.
Beech QU22B 697699] (USAF Museum)
U22 c.1967 = Militarized, supercharged Debonair with increased wingspan and wingtip tanks adapted to surveillance duties in Vietnam, relaying information to tactical fighters and gunships. Unmanned, radiocontrolled drone version as QU22A [6810531/10536] and 22B [697699, 701535/1548].
U22A 1970 = Civil D33 [N5847K] used by USAF testing in the PAVE COIN program as groundattack YAU22A [707859].
