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U.S. Air Force
Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan
|Dimensions||47'8" by 34'2" by 9'8"
14.53m by 10.41m by 2.95m
|Weight||9300 lbs fully loaded
4200 kg fully loaded
|Maximum speed||215 mph
|Service ceiling||20,000 feet
|Power plant||2 450 hp Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior nine-cylinder radial engines
|Armament||2 0.30 machine guns
|Range||745 miles at 150 mph
1200 km at 240 km/h
|Production||1582 of all types
||36 aircraft were modified as AT-11A navigation trainers.
The AT-11 was used to train 90% of American bombardiers during the Second World War. It was a militarized version of the
Beechcraft Model 18 commercial transport equipped with a
transparent nose, bomb bay, and provisions for
flexible guns for gunnery training. However, the AT-11 was not equipped with the
Norden Bombsight until late 1943.
ReferencesNational Museum of the USAF (2011; accesssed 2012-5-14)
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