Designation: AT-7

Beechcraft AT-7

Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator

A picture of the Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator used in World War II

Based on the successful Beech Model 18 airliner, the AT-7 was used by the Army Air Forces to train Navigators during World War II and for a number of years after the war. Three students and an instructor were carried on each flight. Each student had a desk similar to the one he would work from in a bomber or transport, and they took turns practicing their navigational skills. The primary difference between these aircraft and a standard Beech 18 is the addition of an astrodome behind the cockpit for the students to use while working on celestial navigation problems.

Wingspan 47 ft 8 in.

Wingspan

Length 34 ft 3 in.

Length

Height 10 ft

Height

Weight 7,850 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 224 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 18,400 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 585 miles

Range

Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-985-25 radials, 450 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 2 pilots, 4 passengers

Crew


Manufacturer
Beechcraft

Markings
U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II

Designation
AT-7

Registration
N8073H

Serial Number
42-2438

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