KANSAN
KANSAN

Manufacturer

BEECHCRAFT

Markings:

U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II

Designation:

AT-11

Registration:

N6953C

Serial Number:

41-9577

BEECHCRAFT AT-11 KANSAN

Based on the successful Beech Model 18 airliner, and a modified bomber designed for China, the AT-11 was used by the Army Air Forces to train Bombardiers and Aerial Gunners during World War II. The standard Model 18 was modified with a Plexiglas nose for a Norden bombsight, a bomb bay capable of carrying 1000 pounds of bombs and flexible guns in the nose and on top. Over 1,500 Kansans were built and many remained in service with the Air Force until the mid-1950s.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 47 ft., 8 in.
  • Length: 34 ft, 3 in.
  • Height: 9 ft., 8 in.
  • Weight: 6,175 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 230 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 21,400 ft
  • Range: 850 miles
  • Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 radial of 450 horsepower each
  • Crew: 2