Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan

A picture of the Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan used in World War II

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 1,000 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.

Wingspan

47 ft 8 in.

Length

34 ft 3 in.

Height

9 ft 8 in.

Weight

6,175 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

230 MPH

Service Ceiling

21,400 ft

Range

850 miles

Engines

Two Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 radials, 450 horsepower each

Crew

2

Manufacturer
Beechcraft

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

Designation
AT-11

Registration
N6953C

Serial Number
41-9577

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