Designation: 2000A

Beechcraft S18D

Beechcraft S18D

A picture of the Beechcraft S18D

Designed in the late 1930s as a stable mate of the famous Beech Staggerwing, the Model 18 was intended to combine comfort and safety with the ability to operate from small airfields at low cost. The prototype first flew in January 1937. Initially the Model 18 was considered under-powered when compared to the similar Lockheed Electra Junior. The Model S18D introduced more powerful Jacobs L-6 engines which improved the performance. The S18D was capable of being flown from skis or floats as well as from conventional landing gear. During World War II, the Allies used large numbers of modified Model 18s as trainers.

Wingspan 47 ft 7 in.

Wingspan

Length 33 ft 11.5 in.

Length

Height 9 ft 2.5 in.

Height

Weight 8,750 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 230 MPH

Maximum Speed

Max altitude 20,500 ft

Maximum altitude

Range 750 miles

Range

Engines Two Jacobs L-6 radials, 330 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 2 pilots, 8 passengers

Crew


Manufacturer
Beechcraft

Markings
Prairie Airways Limited, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1938

Designation
S18D

Registration
CF-BKN, N55681

Serial Number
177

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